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.
The Canadian Press covers Canadian Recording Industry Association concerns over plans to introduce satellite radio into the Canadian marketplace. Professor Geist comments on CRIA's opposition, arguing that the call for stronger copyright protection are overstated.
Professor Geist comments in the Globe and Mail on last week’s Quebec court decision which ruled that Canada’s satellite television regulations are unconstitutional. Geist argues that the federal government has little alternative but to appeal the decision.
The B.C. Privacy Commissioner has issued his much anticipated report on the effects of the Patriot Act on government outsourced data. The lengthy report identifies a range of privacy concerns and includes recommendations for governmental action at both the provincial and federal levels.
The Jamaican Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology Phillip Paulwell is optimistic that an electronic transaction law will be in place by early next year. Paulwell says an E-Transaction Act will likely be put before parliament before the end of this year.