My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, The Tyee version, homepage version) focuses on the state of anti-spam legislation in Canada. It notes that the recent Facebook case has placed the spotlight on Canada’s ongoing failure to address its spam problem by introducing long overdue anti-spam legislation. The fact that organizations are forced to use U.S. courts and laws to deal with Canadian spammers points to an inconvenient truth – Canadian anti-spam laws are woefully inadequate and we are rapidly emerging as a haven for spammers eager exploit the weak legal framework.
Archive for December 3rd, 2008
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore addressed a communications conference yesterday in Ottawa, emphasizing that he thrives on digital technologies and expressing concern about the digital television transition in Canada.