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.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Advocacy Group, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.