With recent polls showing that Canada ranks a paltry 11th internationally for on-line shopping, experts ponder why a nation that ranks second for high-speed Internet service, boasts wired schools from coast-to-coast and enjoys one of the world's cheapest Net access rates, has yet to see a boom in consumer e-commerce.
Archive for August, 2002
Internet Overseer Takes Wrong Path on Accountability
In the age of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, it would be almost unthinkable to try to impede board disclosure and transparency. Almost. Last week, a court case involving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the Internet administrative agency — and Karl Auerbach, one of its most vocal directors, revealed that ICANN attempted to do just that when it established an unreasonable policy that placed conditions on board-of-director access to its own corporate records.