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5 Minutes for Business: Shhhhh! Why Privacy Regulation Could Stifle Innovation

24-05-2016

Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future. In this week’s edition, he looks at how new privacy regulations could negatively impact innovation and other aspects of business in Canada.  

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5 Minutes for Business: Shhhhh! Why Privacy Regulation Could Stifle Innovation (May 24)

This brief looks at how new privacy regulations could negatively impact innovation and other aspects of business in Canada.

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