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Competition Bureau building dedicated digital-economy branch

OTTAWA — Canada’s Competition Bureau is setting up a new digital division as regulators around the world grapple with the effects of algorithms and data on markets and consumer behaviour.

A major cash injection from the federal government will help fund the dedicated unit and other agency priorities. “The digital economy is incredibly fast-moving [and] dynamic,” said competition commissioner Matthew Boswell. “We’re staying as current as we can.”

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