Setting a path for the new data commissioner
The recent budget announcement provides a fruitful opportunity to start a public discussion about a data commissioner regarding their duties, possible relationship with other agencies, and potential priority areas.
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne is pictured July 22, 2020. Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada’s National Data Strategy consultations undertaken in 2018 was too narrowly focused on viewing data in terms of the economy and innovation. Instead, data should be considered from a human-rights perspective, writes Natasha Tusikov. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade