The World Bank says that eighty-five percent of e-government projects in developing countries fail either partially or fully. The World Bank funds many e-government projects worldwide such as developing e-trade facilitation systems, e-procurement pilots and one-stop government gateways.
The India Supreme Court has ruled that computer software is liable to tax under the provisions of the Sales Tax Act as it is best classified as a good and not a service. The ruling applies to off-the-shelf software.
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has released her annual report, warning that privacy is losing out as law enforcement and national security agencies collect more information about more people. The report also includes coverage of PIPEDA, the private sector privacy law, with data on complaints and actions before the courts.
The Government of Canada has announced that private sector privacy laws in Alberta and British Columbia have formally received their designation as substantially similar legislation to the Canadian federal standard.