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The feds’ digital dos and don’ts, from PDFs to facial recognition

Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray speaking in the House of Commons in May 2019.
Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray speaking in the House of Commons in May 2019. The Canadian Press/Justin Tang
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Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray unveiled Ottawa’s new plan today for using technology to make it easier for residents to access services and public servants to do their jobs. But the government was also on the receiving end of some admonishment for its current digital approach, with MPs questioning its dealings with data platforms and the privacy commissioner slamming police use of facial recognition software. Here’s what you need to know.

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