The Digitalization and Technology-Neutral Regulations Roadmap (Roadmap) is the plan developed by participating federal departments and agencies to support regulatory modernization through digitalization. It is one of three Roadmaps that are part of Round 2 of the Targeted Regulatory Reviews; the other two are the International Standards Regulatory Roadmap and the Clean Technology Regulatory Roadmap. The three Regulatory Review themes were recommended by the External Advisory Committee on Regulatory Competitiveness.
Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), this Roadmap outlines a suite of actions to advance digitalization in the regulatory space and support regulations that avoid prescribing any particular technology that must be used to comply with regulatory measures. It also identifies opportunities to simplify the regulatory process to reduce administrative burden and to ensure that regulations do not impede the use of new technologies.