Ontario's First-Ever Digital and Data Task Force Will Help Ensure Privacy is Protected and Promote the Benefits of the Data Economy

Government of Canada

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Ontario's Government is unveiling the next phase of consultations for Ontario's Data Strategy, ensuring all Ontarians have a say in how the data policy is shaped and how their personal privacy is protected. 

Today, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, announced the members of the Minister's Digital and Data Task Force, who will provide expertise and insights into developing and implementing a best-in-class Ontario Data Strategy.

The second phase of consultations will include public and industry roundtables in six locations across the province: Sault Ste. Marie, Sarnia, Stratford, Ottawa, Peterborough and Toronto. In addition to these in-person sessions, online options launching this summer will enable all people and businesses from across the province to share their input from anywhere, at any time. 

The in-person consultations will run over the summer, from July through September.

Quick Facts

  • Global business revenues for big data and business analytics products and services are forecasted to reach $189 billion (US dollars) in 2019.
  • The Ontario Data Strategy will focus on three key pillars of activity: promoting public trust and confidence, creating economic benefits, and enabling better, smarter, efficient government.
  • The Data Strategy will be developed in consultation with the public, and in response to recommendations in Ernst and Young’s Line-by-Line Review and the Auditor General’s December 2018 report.

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