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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

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