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House Ethics Committee aims to leave strong roadmap, impetus for next Parliament to regulate social media, big data

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The need for global regulatory coordination was underscored by Saint Lucia’s Andy Daniel, who noted that the annual incomes of Facebook or Google are ‘far bigger’ than those of his entire country.

Elected officials who were part of last week's International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy three-day meeting in Ottawa, pictured during a group question session with media on May 28, from top to bottom, left to right: Liberal MPs David Graham, Frank Baylis and Raj Saini, Singapore MP Sun Xueling, Conservative MP Peter Kent, Singapore's Minister of State for Law and Health MP Edwin Tong, U.K. Conservative MP Damian Collins, and Conservative MP Bob Zimmer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The House Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee will be working to draft an international “book of best practices” for combatting online misinformation and predatory data practices after the international committee gathering in Ottawa last week, says chair, Conservative MP Bob Zimmer.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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