Post Tagged with: "cloud computing"

Location Matters Up in the Cloud

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 5, 2010 as Location Matters Up in the Cloud The Wikileaks disclosure of hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables dominated news coverage last week as governments struggled to respond to public disclosure of sensitive, secret information. One of the most noteworthy developments was Amazon’s […]

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December 9, 2010 1 comment Columns Archive

Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Cloud Computing

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a report on cloud computing, pointing to many areas that raise potential privacy concerns.

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March 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Privacy Commissioner Launches Consultation on Cloud Computing

The Privacy Commissioner has launched a consultation on the privacy implications of cloud computing.  Responses will be accepted until April 15th.

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February 11, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Bill C-61 Fails Green Copyright Test

The environment is obviously one of the biggest issues of the moment. The federal political parties are spending their summers trying to sell Canadians on their plans for the future, provincial governments are unveiling regulations to address waste, and local municipalities are getting into the game with increasingly sophisticated recycling programs.  As our environmental policies move far beyond establishing emissions standards or clean-up requirements, law and regulation is increasingly focused on creating incentives for business to reduce polluting activities and for consumers to adopt environmentally-friendly habits.  

Given the desire to re-orient longstanding practices, laws not traditionally considered part of the environmental file should also be examined to determine whether they are consistent with promoting "greener" behaviour.  In fact, Parliament recently passed a new law that tries to embed sustainable development into government policy.  My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) acknowledes that the notion of "green copyright" sounds odd, yet the policy choices found in Bill C-61 disappointingly run directly counter to the current emphasis on the environment.

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July 21, 2008 7 comments Columns

Government Copyright Bill Fails Green Test

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 21, 2008 as Government Copyright Bill Fails Green Test The environment is obviously one of the biggest issues of the moment.  The federal political parties are spending their summers trying to sell Canadians on their plans for the future, provincial governments are unveiling […]

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July 21, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive