September 4, 2018

Submission to Canada’s National Digital and Data Consultations (draft for feedback)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains recently announced a round of industry and public consultations on data related issues.  The Minister requested input on how “to spur digital innovation, investment and job creation in Canada” while at the same time providing Canadian citizens “the confidence that their data and privacy will be protected.”

Rather than abstractly address these issues, the undersigned group which represents interests across the entire range of mobility service industries, has elected to examine these questions through a specific example:  Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. These transformational mobility technologies directly affect Canadian innovation, investment, and job creation, as well as raise significant issues about how to best protect Canadians’ data and privacy.

We will point out the challenges for government and suggest possible paths to address those challenges.

A copy of the 13 pg draft submission can be viewed at this URL:  Please request your viewing password from CATA CEO, John Reid at

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