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A Data Deficit: The Risk of Getting It Wrong

11-12-2018

These days, the ratio of computer ownership is virtually one to one—everyone has some form of personal computing device. By 2020, the new information generated per second for every human being will approximately amount to 1.7 megabytes and the accumulated volume of big data will increase from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes

It is within this context of growth, complexity and prosperity that we are now seeing the development of a global dialogue on how exactly this immensely high volume of data gets used and by whom. As with any value proposition, success attracts predators. The nature of interconnected datasets leave room for misuse and abuse.

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Federal and provincial leaders squander opportunity to address real issues affecting real Canadians

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 200,000 businesses across Canada, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s First Ministers Meeting in Montreal:

“The Chamber is pleased to learn that the Government may be open to amendments to Bill C-69 to address concerns raised by industry, as the Chamber has been calling for on behalf of its members. We have proposed a number of amendments to address serious problems with the current draft and we look forward to working together with the Government to bring much-needed clarity to the bill.

However, we are disappointed that Canada’s First Ministers missed the opportunity to take real action in the national interest to resolve the pressing economic issues undermining Canadian jobs and economic security.  While the meeting resulted in productive talks, it did not result in real action, particularly in dealing with an oil and gas sector in crisis, nor was it ambitious in scope for the reduction of barriers in intra provincial trade.

Posted on 07-12-2018

Canadian Chamber of Commerce and CyberNB partner to help secure Canada’s digital economy

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced its partnership with CyberNB to educate businesses on the importance of protecting their intellectual property and customers’ data through the Cyber Essentials Canada program. Canada is losing $3.13 billion per year to cybercrime, and with predictions of cybercrime increasing to $6 trillion by 2021, having a solution to this rapidly escalating issue is a necessity.

Posted on 06-12-2018

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