Influencing the Internet: Lobbyists and Interest Groups’ Impact on Digital Rights in Canada

in Dubois, E. and Martin-Bariteau, F. (eds.), Citizenship in a Connected Canada: A Research and Policy Agenda, Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press, 2020

14 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020

Date Written: June 7, 2020

Abstract

This chapter provides a summary of empirical research investigating the relationships and perceptions of Members of Parliament, public policy professionals, and lobbyists engaged with technology files in Canada, and their understanding of digital rights. Findings from 16 qualitative elite interviews with professionals indicate various levels of trust between these actors, and various levels of understanding of technological business models, and technology issues. The chapter examines the potential impacts of the political communication dynamics between actors on the digital rights agenda in Canada. This chapter examines the future of digital rights in Canada and the impacts of the public policy environment on the digital rights agenda by drawing on more recent public policy announcements in Canada, such as the release of the Digital Charter in 2019 and the subsequent federal election.

Suggested Citation

Beretta, Megan, Influencing the Internet: Lobbyists and Interest Groups’ Impact on Digital Rights in Canada (June 7, 2020). in Dubois, E. and Martin-Bariteau, F. (eds.), Citizenship in a Connected Canada: A Research and Policy Agenda, Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3621686

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