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JMCE Business Webinar “EU Digital Governance: Lessons and Consequences for Canada”

January 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:This event will be held on Zoom.

As of March 3rd, please find a video recording of the event on our YouTube Page HERE.

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The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is pleased to host: “EU Digital Governance: Lessons and Consequences for Canada,” an online business webinar where a panel of experts will examine the EU’s governance of the digital economy and the impact on Canada.

For many years, the European Union (EU) has been a leader when it comes to governing data and the digital economy. In May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force, influencing data protection legislation and regulations around the world, from California to China. Compliance with GDPR provisions by non-EU countries or firms is also crucial if personal data are to flow out of the EU towards those countries or firms. In Canada’s case, it is currently considered “adequate” (i.e., compliant) by the European Commission; however experts agree that Canada’s current federal privacy protection framework does not meet GDPR requirements. Canada, therefore, is at risk of losing this privileged position if it does not modernize its privacy protection regime in line with the GDPR.

The EU is also in the process of adopting two new pieces of legislation to govern what it calls its digital single market, including social media platforms and their content: the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act. In addition, it has adopted funding programs like the Digital Europe Programme to develop the EU’s digital economy. So, what do the EU’s actions regarding the digital economy and its governance mean for Canada? How do (or will) they impact businesses operating in Canada? What lessons should Canada draw from the EU’s efforts for its own policies regarding the digital economy and its governance?

The panel has been organised by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University, the Canada-EU Trade and Investment Association (CEUTIA), and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa.


Moderator: Mark Camilleri, President at the Canada-EU Trade and Investment Association




10:00 – 10:05 Introductions by Professor Crina Viju-Miljusevic

10:05 – 10:15 Introduction of the topic and panellists by Mark Camilleri

10:15 – 10:45 Opening remarks by the panellists

10:45 – 11:05 Moderated discussion with the panellists

11:05 – 11:25 Q&A with the audience

11:25 – 11:30 Closing remarks and thanks by Professor Patrick Leblond


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please fill out the form below and click the submit button.

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Please note: Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis and space is limited for the event. Accepted registrants will receive an email confirmation. Details and a link to the room will be sent separately before the event. This event is being hosted online with Zoom. Please be sure to download the Zoom software to your computer for access to the event and ensure your name will appear on your device as the registered name.


This Business Webinar is an activity of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence which is co-funded with a grant by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.