Newfoundland has cut the role of its Information and Privacy Commissioner to a part-time position. The provincial Justice Minister said the government remains committed to access to information and privacy.
The Philippine government is developing a six-year development plan that includes digital development as a key focus point. The plan will include legal guidelines for VoIP service and new cybercrime legislation.
India’s Department of Telecom has fined three ISPs for illegal traffic routing in connection with offering long distance calling. As per the licence conditions, ISPs are not permitted to offer telephony services on fixed lined phones.
Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Commission will propose to the Cabinet this month that it revise the Electronic Transaction Act. Thailand recently created an e-transaction agency that will act as a supervisory office in order to boost and promote e-commerce and e-transactions between government, business and the private sector.
Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) assesses recent comments from an Industry Canada official that Canada is likely to move quickly to import the broadcast flag by July 2005. The column argues that it is essential that Canada craft its […]