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Breaking down Ottawa’s new digital charter

The federal government is proposing a new digital charter laying out 10 high-level principles that will inform future legislation on the innovation economy, but is not taking any immediate steps to regulate tech giants.

On Tuesday, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the charter, whose principles include fair competition between tech companies, personal control over data and limiting hate speech online.

He also said the government will review several pieces of legislation, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Privacy Act and the Competition Bureau’s mandate.

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