Hamilton Spectator: Canada is far behind other countries coming to grips with the power of corporate digital giants, writes Haroon Siddiqui

Seven key priorities to protect consumers in the digital wild west

The dangers posed by the American Wild West digital frontier where mega-corporations operate mostly above the law beyond borders are clear enough — have been for some time, well before the latest scandal of the misuse of the profiles of up to 87 million Facebook users.

But Justin Trudeau and his colleagues, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, remain infatuated with Facebook, Google, YouTube, Netflix and other digital giants. They’ve wasted the last two years settling for crumbs from them, rather than regulating them. In so doing, they have been remiss in their responsibility to Canadians, Canadian companies and Canadian sovereignty.

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