Katherine Reilly, Associate Professor in Communications at Simon Fraser University, Canada, writes:
Theory tells us that data is central to digital platform capitalism, so there is growing interest in creating policies that protect consumers and foster innovation given new data-driven business practices. But data is not new to digital capitalism, and there are existing policy regimes in place that address privacy, intellectual property, competition, and consumer and human rights. Establishing new data policies is not as simple as updating the old data policies. This article explains why, with reference to Canadian federal regulations.
Read her article on Medium.