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MPs hear about ‘surveillance capitalism,’ Google data use

News | 05/11/2018 11:32 am EDT
Jim Balsillie, chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators, at the House ethics committee on May 10, 2018. / Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade.

OTTAWA Two sides of the data-use debate squared off at the House ethics committee Thursday, with the Canadian head of public policy at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Colin McKay, justifying his company’s treatment of data while ex-tech CEO Jim Balsillie spoke about the dangers of “surveillance capitalism.”

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