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Ontario's Data Strategy 

Ontario is experiencing a data revolution, powered by the internet, increased access to digital devices, and new technologies. Whether using smartphones, social media or search engines, nearly every Ontarian is now producing data every second of their digital lives.

In response to these trends, the Government of Ontario is developing Ontario’s Data Strategy. The three pillars of the strategy are:

  1. Promoting trust and confidence. Introducing world-leading, best-in-class protections that benefit the public and ensure public trust and confidence in the data economy
  2. Creating economic benefits: Enabling Ontario firms to develop data-driven business models and leverage the commercial value of data 
  3. Enabling better, smarter government. Unlocking the value of government data by building the data skills and capabilities of public-sector employees and promoting the use of data-driven technologies to ultimately serve Ontarians better

Have your say

We are developing this strategy in close consultation with you, because it is your trust and confidence that provides the foundation for Ontario’s data economy. By sharing your views, you can help us develop a strategy that reflects the needs and concerns of people and organizations across Ontario.

Promoting Trust & Confidence in Ontario’s Data Economy is the first discussion paper. This paper aims to start a conversation about how the province should promote public trust and confidence in Ontario’s data economy, by posing questions for public discussion.

Creating Economic Benefits in Ontario’s Data Economy is the second discussion paper, which explores current issues and challenges in Ontario’s data economy, identifies where Ontario hopes to be in the future data economy, and how our government can help get us there. 

Advancing better, smarter government in Ontario is the third discussion paper about how better data management, data skills, and data sharing across the government can improve outcomes for the people, businesses and communities of Ontario.

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You can submit your comments on the discussion papers or on the data strategy in general below.  

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