Post Tagged with: "electronic commerce protection act"

Anti-Spam and Data Breach Notification Bills Coming Next Week

The government has placed two bills on the notice paper for introduction next week: the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (which is the re-introduction of the anti-spam bill that died with prorogation) and amendements to PIPEDA (which should be a data breach notification requirement bill).

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May 21, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

ECPA (C-27) Passes House of Commons, Moves to Senate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act, Canada's anti-spam bill (Bill C-27) passed through the House of Commons yesterday as a motion to support sending the bill to the Senate received approval.  The bill received all-party support but will undoubtedly face an intense lobbying campaign at the Senate.  Copyright lobbyists, real estate […]

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December 1, 2009 5 comments News

Full Transcript of My C-27 Committee Appearance

The full transcript of my appearance before the Industry Committee discussing Bill C-27 has now been posted online.

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June 25, 2009 1 comment Committees, News

Setting the Record Straight On the ECPA (C-27)

The Industry Committee held two days of hearings on C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act, this week with Industry Minister Tony Clement appearing on Tuesday and my appearance (together with CAUCE executives) on Thursday.  The line of questioning on both days was very similar and it is clear that some groups are seeking to sow seeds of doubt about the legislation.  I tried to address some of the misconceptions and inaccuracies during my appearance, but it is worth taking these claims head on (I will update as needed):


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June 12, 2009 17 comments News

Debating C-27: My Appearance Before the Industry Committee

Yesterday I appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to discuss Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act.  The Conservatives, NDP, and Bloc have also demonstrated strong support for the bill.  The Liberals have been cautious, indicating that they support the principle but expressing "significant concerns" about specific provisions.  My opening tried to address some of those concerns and the dialogue that followed led to a lively debate.  My opening statement is posted below.  Audio of the hearing available here (the transcript is not yet online).

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June 12, 2009 2 comments Committees, News