Speaking to Canadian Business magazine, the author of a new MLI report on digital privacy says that a more liberal approach to regulation will increase competition and benefit consumers. Solveig Singleton, the lawyer and researcher behind “Finding the Balance on Digital Privacy: Toward a New Canadian Model for Data Protection in the 21st Century”, made her case for less stringent digital privacy policies.

“My sense was that to maintain a more liberal regime would generally benefit consumers because there would be more freely available benefits from the use of data, and businesses wouldn’t be distracted and burdened and have added expenses due to increased regulatory requirements”, Singleton is quoted as saying.

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