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Opinion: Turn Your Attention to Bills C-28 and C29

PRIVACY LAW

December 17, 2010

New bills making their way through the legislative process deserve the attention of information technology lawyers, The Toronto Sun reports. Bill C-28, the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act, contains significant penalties for non-compliance, therefore, "we need to take a close look at this act before it takes effect to understand what it will mean for a typical business or organization," the report  states. Bill C-29, which would amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, contains language that "could use clarification," writes David Canton, who also discusses a copyright bill and a bill that would give law enforcement more access to electronic communications.  
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