(Bloomberg) -- Statistics Canada is promising not to delay data releases for longer than 20 seconds as it experiments with new media lockup procedures.

The Ottawa-based agency has temporarily changed its release protocol to make sure data appears first on its website, before allowing news organizations to publish the same figures from a lockup. That led to a delay of almost one minute in the release of quarterly gross domestic product data on March 1, because Statistics Canada’s website crashed during the release of the data.

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