Jim Balsillie writes about the need for Canada to have a national data strategy.
This is not the first time Canada has dropped the ball on this topic. Maclean’s magazine wrote about it in September 2017, Michael Geist wrote about it in December 2017, the CBC posted about it in July 2017, and CTV also covered it in September 2017. All in all, there has been some coverage of the topic spread out over a long period of time, but I doubt Canadians realize what is going on, and are definitely not getting on the phones to their MPs and telling them to get educated and stand up for Canada.
Given the many instances of data abuse by individuals and organizations, it is quite worrying that even in the year 2018 an alarm is not being raised over this issue.