New Year Offers Chance to Hit Reset Button on Digital Policies - Michael Geist
A new year is traditionally the time to refresh and renew personal goals. The same is true in the digital policy realm, where despite the conclusion of lawful access, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-spam rules in 2014, many other issues in Canada remain unresolved, unaddressed, or stalled in the middle of development. With a new year - one that will feature a federal election in which all parties will be asked to articulate their vision of Canada’s digital future - there is a chance to hit the policy reset button on issues that have lagged or veered off course. There is no shortage of possibilities, but my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes the following four concerns should be top of mind for policy makers and politicians: