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Canada: Competition Bureau, OPC, and CRTC establish forum for cooperation

On June 9, 2023, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced the establishment of the Canadian Digital Regulators Forum, together with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). In particular, the Competition Bureau specified that the Forum would allow the three agencies to exchange best practices, conduct research, and collaborate on matters of common interest, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and data portability.

Philippe Dufresne, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, welcomed the initiative and stated that '[t]o best serve Canadians in today's fast-evolving digital economy, it is critical that regulators collaborate across intersecting spheres. This forum will build on one another's knowledge and expertise and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that we leverage the benefits of emerging digital technologies to support a vibrant digital economy where the fundamental right to privacy is promoted and respected.'

You can read the announcement here.