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The Formation of the Canadian Digital Regulators Forum and its Impact on the Digital Economy and Consumer Privacy

Competition Bureau of Canada | Release | Jun 9, 2023

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Canada's leading regulatory authorities, the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), have united to form the Canadian Digital Regulators Forum.

The initiative aims to amplify information exchange, research, and collaborative efforts on digital market issues such as artificial intelligence and data portability. This forum is set to bolster consumer protection in the digital economy and help Canadians harness emerging technological opportunities.

🔍Key Takeaways:

  • The forum is a joint venture aimed at fostering collaboration and information sharing between the Competition Bureau, CRTC, and OPC.
  • It aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of emerging digital issues.
  • The focus is on ensuring consumer protection and leveraging emerging digital technologies.

Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau:

“This partnership represents a fantastic opportunity for the Bureau to strengthen its relationships with the OPC and CRTC and develop a holistic understanding of emerging digital issues. I am excited to see what comes of this Forum.”

See:  ISED Launches Competition Act Review: Consultation on the Future of Competition Policy in Canada

Philippe Dufresne, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, OPC:

"To best serve Canadians in today’s fast-evolving digital economy, it is critical that regulators collaborate across intersecting spheres. This forum will build on one another’s knowledge and expertise and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that we leverage the benefits of emerging digital technologies to support a vibrant digital economy where the fundamental right to privacy is promoted and respected."

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