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We live in a time of unprecedented data growth. Our economy has shifted from focusing on tangible things, such as buildings, land and inventory to a focus on intangible items such as information and digital services.

Data plays a key role in this new marketplace. New tools and practices for combining and analyzing large data sets have made it possible to generate new insights and discover hidden patterns in data. Researchers, private sector companies and governments recognize the great potential of data to spur innovation, drive new product development and improve services and programs.

However, the rise of the data economy also raises new concerns for businesses and individuals, relating to data protection, consumer trust and competition in the global marketplace.

Our second discussion paper on Creating Economic Benefits explores how the government can enable Ontario companies to develop data-driven business models and leverage the commercial value of data.

Read the discussion paper

We invite you to share your input on the paper through this survey.