Canada’s Digital Charter – Trust in a digital world

Technology has transformed our lives - from how we access information, to the ways we work, shop, and connect with each other.

Transcription — Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

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[Text On Screen: Canada's Digital Charter — Trust in a digital world]

[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: Technology has transformed our lives — from how we access information, to the ways we work, shop, and connect with each other.

[Text On Screen: New challenges]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: However, it also presents new challenges, specifically when it comes to protecting one of the most sensitive aspects of who we are in the modern world — that is our personal information online.

[Text On Screen: Protecting personal data and privacy]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: And we must find a way to protect that data, while still being open to the economic opportunities of a data-driven world.

[Text On Screen: Opportunities of a data-driven world]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: Our competitiveness depends on it.

[Text On Screen: Drive digital innovation]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: From expanding shopping online, to research and healthcare breakthroughs, to finally tackling gridlock, Canadians understand the potential of data.

[Text On Screen: Trust the use of data]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: They also told us that we must find ways to use data responsibly.

[Text On Screen: The 10 principles of the Charter

  1. Universal access
  2. Safety and security
  3. Control and consent
  4. Transparency, portability and interoperability
  5. Open and modern digital government
  6. A level playing field
  7. Data and digital for good
  8. Strong democracy
  9. Free from hate and violent extremism
  10. Strong enforcement and real accountability]

The Honourable Navdeep Bains: The good news is, under Canada's new digital and data principles, these are complementary, not competing, priorities. Canada's digital and data principles lay down the foundation that will allow us to build an innovative, people-centered and inclusive digital and data economy built on trust. It's that simple.

[Text On Screen: canada.ca/digital-charter]

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