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Business Council of Canada makes data policy asks as Ottawa prepares to legislate new online rights

The chief executives of some of Canada’s largest companies are calling on the federal government to update the country’s consumer privacy protections, and for regulators to give more weight to industry-created standards on the use of data. 

The recommendations are contained in a report from the Business Council of Canada (BCC), to be released Tuesday. It comes as Ottawa prepares to set new rules it says will expand citizens’ online rights, increase the powers of the federal privacy watchdog and stop tech giants from dominating smaller competitors.

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