Archive for January, 2014

Why CSEC and CSIS Should Be Subject of an Independent Investigation

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 4, 2013 as CSIS Should Be Subject of Independent Investigation Months of surveillance-related leaks from U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate over privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. The Canadian-related leaks – including disclosures regarding spying on the Brazilian government and […]

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January 8, 2014 4 comments Columns Archive

Technology and the Law in 2014: 14 Questions in Need of Answers

The coming year is likely to be a very significant one for law and technology. As the year unfolds, my recent law and technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) lists 14 questions (along with possible answers) that will go a long way to determining the path of Canadian technology law policy.

1.    Will the government finally unveil a national digital strategy?

The long-promised national digital strategy could become a reality in 2014 after years of inaction. Industry Minister James Moore is on the verge of clearing out the lingering policy issues he inherited and may be ready to set his own path on a digital strategy.

2.    Will the wireless spectrum auction be judged a failure?

The contentious wireless spectrum auction should take place early in 2014, but with few, if any, new competitors, the auction seems destined to do little more than entrench the status quo.

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January 7, 2014 4 comments Columns

Technology and the Law in 2014: 14 Questions in Need of Answers

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 28, 2013 as Questions in Need of Answers The coming year is likely to be a very significant one for law and technology. As the year unfolds, here are 14 questions (along with possible answers) that will go a long way to determining […]

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January 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive