Note: Digital Governance blog entries were written by researchers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the partners.  

September 14, 2015

Open data – where is Canada going?

Since 2008, Canada’s federal government has done much to respond to calls for Open Data components in its ‘Digital Government’ framework. Canada’s federal digital governance regime is widely studied by journalists, data scientists, and government evaluators around the world; and has provoked debates on data standards, quality, and utilization. The 3rd International Open Data Conference […]

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September 7, 2015

Time for Action on Drones?: Regulators may soon need to devote attention to unmanned flight

The rise of drones; small, unmanned air vehicles capable of being controlled remotely from great distances, is permeating the public consciousness, and the time may be coming for clarifying regulatory action to set out citizens’ rights and responsibilities, establish their legitimate uses, and regulate their airspace.   A recent petition, signed by over 1,000 artificial […]

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August 14, 2015

Full of Hot Air? Municipal Governments Seek to Tax the Cloud

As bricks-and-mortar retailers close their doors, businesses rooted in e-commerce are booming. Companies like Amazon and Netflix evolved in the relatively unregulated space of the internet, and industrial-age tax codes aren’t yet equipped to properly harvest the revenue from them  to which they’re entitled. As a result, governments around the world are faced with dwindling […]

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*This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.