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A brief bio

A favourite site: Uniform Law Conference of Canada

Another favourite: IT.Can (Information Technology Lawyers Association of Canada)

Some articles, comments, queries.

Electronic Documents in Ontario's Photoradar System (1995), 6 Journal of Motor Vehicle Law 277

Electronic Legal Records: Pretty Good Authentication? The Official Version: Authentication, Citation, Preservation of Electronic Records, Canadian Association of Law Librarians (March 1998)

Privacy and Internet Mailing Lists (October 1998)

Self-Regulation or Government Intervention: Issues and Frameworks for Law Reform in Electronic Commerce (1998) Queen's University Annual Business Law Symposium, The Electronic Evolution: Business and Law Adapt to New Realities p. 108 (December 1998)

Solving Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce (1999), 32 Canadian Business Law Journal 84

Electronic Signatures: an Ontario Perspective (April 1999)

PKI in a (Small) Nutshell (November 1999)

The Authentication of Digital Legal Records (1999), 6 The EDI Law Review 47

Paperless Government and the Law (December 1999)

Biometrics as an Electronic Signature (March 2000)

Receiving Electronic Messages (2000), 15 Can Banking & Fin. L.R. 473

The Uniform Electronic Commerce Act (April 2000) 6 Lex Electronica

La Loi type des Nations unies sur le commerce électronique Annual conference of AJEFO, Montpellier (July 2000)

Foreign Influences on Canadian Electronic Commerce Legislation Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Ottawa (October 2000)

Law Reform and the Internet (December 2000)

E-signatures and Encryption (slides) Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce (February 2001)

The UETA and the UECA (2001) 37 Idaho LR 441

Canadian and American Electronic Signature Legislation Droit de l' Internet, Paris (November 2001)

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Authentication Rules and Electronic Records (November 2001)

Canadian Electronic Commerce Legislation (2002), 17 Can Banking & Fin.L.R. 277

Solving Legal Issues in Electronic Government: Authority and Authentication (2002), 1 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology No. 2 p. 1

Solving Legal Issues in Electronic Government: Jurisdiction, Regulation, Governance (2002), 1 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology No. 3 p. 1

Authentication of Legal Records (2002) 81 Can Bar Rev 529

Profiting from the Self-funded Leave Forum: Public Sector Lawyer's Conference, Canadian Bar Association (August 2002)

Technology Neutrality and the Canadian Uniform Acts Law via the Internet IV, Montreal (October 2002)

Review J.E.J. Prins (ed.), E-Government and its Implications for Administrative Law: Regulatory Initiatives in France, Germany, Norway and the United States, (2002) 7 Information Polity 249

Electronic Voter Registration in South Dakota (2003) 3 E-Filing Report No. 4 p. 11.

Ensuring the Integrity and Authenticity of your Electronic Records and Documents (the CGSB Standard and Admissibility in Evidence) (slides) IQPC, Best Practices in Electronic Document and Records Management, Toronto (February 2004)

Electronic Voting and the Law (2004) 1 The SciTech Lawyer 10 - 13

Review McIsaac, Shields, Klein, The Law of Privacy in Canada (2004 Student edition), (2004) 3 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology No 3 p. 161

Electronic Filing in Ontario: Practices and Policies (2004) 4 E-Filing Report No 6 p. 1

Privacy and Technology Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program, Canada's Privacy Regime: Thinking Strategically (September 2004)

Must e-signatures be reliable? Submission to Singapore's review of its Electronic Transactions Act (2004)

New potential with e-commerce legislation (slides) Osgoode Professional Development LL.M. class (March 2005)

Internet Jurisdiction: Where Are We Now? (slides) Toronto Computer Lawyers Group (November 2005)

E-Contracts (slides) National Judicial Institute (with Michael Geist), Halifax (May 2006)

Technical Protection Measures in Copyright (slides) IT.Can Spring Training, Toronto (May 2006)

Review Handa, Marseille, Sheehan, E-Commerce Legislation and Materials in Canada: Lois sur le commerce électronique au Canada et documents connexes (2005/2006), (2006), 5 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology No 2 p. 107

RFIDs: Getting Personal IT.Can Annual Conference (with Teresa Scassa), Toronto (October 2006)

E-Records and the Law (slides) Ontario Government Information Management symposium (May 2007)

Review J.E.J. Prins, (ed.), Designing e-Government, 2nd. ed., (2007), 6 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology No 2 p. 127

Éléments d'un gouvernement virtuel (slides) (video) État de droit et virtualité, Montréal (October 2007)

Contracts in the Electronic Communication Convention (slides) (video) Is Electronic Commerce Different?, Montreal (October 2008)

Implementing the Electronic Communications Convention: Ratification Isn't What It Used To Be (2009) 18 Business Law Today No. 3, January-February 2009

Paperless Government and the Law (slides) Ontario Corporate Technology Town Hall (June 2009)

Email Evidence (slides) Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program, Electronic Evidence (with Dan Michaluk), Toronto (June 2009, February 2010 and January 2011)

Has ODR Got a Future? Listserv discussion (April 2009)

The Law Goes Electronic [2009] Annual Review of Civil Litigation 127 (June 2009)

Electronic Signatures in Law and Practice (slides) (October 2009)

Uniform Breach Notification Act (slides) Toronto Computer Lawyers Group (March 2010)

Implementing the E-Communications Convention in Canada - Some Issues Draft consultation document for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (March 2010)

Robot Law Technology column (June 2010)

Authentication and Trust - Some Preliminary Thoughts Technology column (August 2010)

Electronic Voting and the Law: It's not like E-Banking Technology column (October 2010)

Recordings as Transcripts Technology column (December 2010)

Electronic Transferable Records Technology column (March 2011)

Electronic Real Estate Transactions Technology column (May 2011)

The Apostille Convention: Authentication in Action Technology Column (June 2011)

Lawyers, Engineers and Technology: A Case Study Technology column (August 2011)

Electronic Seals Technology column (October 2011)

Electronic Seals: the Public Sector Technology column (December 2011)

The Digital Consequences of Death (or Disability) Technology column (February 2012)

Online Dispute Resolution - an Update Technology column (April 2012)

Les testaments du digital Radio interview about digital assets on death (May 2012)

The Myth of Non-Repudiation Technology column (July 2012)

Admissibility of Social Media Evidence: A Case Study Technology column (August 2012)

Implementing the Electronic Communications Convention in Canada (slides) E-Commerce and ODR: Current Status and Prospects in the Region, Seoul, Korea (September 2012)

Canadian Initiatives in Online Dispute Resolution (slides) E-Commerce and ODR: Current Status and Prospects in the Region, Seoul, Korea (September 2012)

Social Media Law (slides) IT.Can Annual Conference (October 2012)

Crowdsourced Online Dispute Resolution Technology column (November 2012)

Government Control of the Internet Technology column (January 2013)

Keeping Up is Hard to Do: Current Issues in Electronic Government Public Sector Lawyers' Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association (February 2013)

Legal Snapshots from the Internet of Things Technology column (March 2013)

Hacking Back: The Next Big Thing? Part I: Criminal Considerations Technology column (May 2013)

Social Media Evidence in Administrative Tribunals Canadian Conference of Administrative Tribunals (with Patrick Gingras) (May 2013)

Hacking Back: The Next Big Thing? Part II: Civil and Other Considerations Technology column (July 2013)

Review Stephen Mason, Electronic Signatures in Law (3rd ed., 2012), Technology column (August 2013)

Internet Voting Revisited Technology column (October 2013)

The New Global Electronic Marketplace (video) (materials) Heenan Blaikie professional development(November 2013)

Must Electronic Signatures Be Reliable? (2013), 10 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review 67

Fiduciaries' Access to Digital Assets Technology column (January 2014)

Brainspray and the Law Technology column (Februrary 2014)

Electronic Signatures and Election Registration: Case Comment on Getup Ltd v Electoral Commission (Australia) Technology Column (May 2014)

Intermediary Liability Revisited: Part 1 – Examples Technology column (July 2014)

Intermediary Liability Revisited: Part II – Policy Questions Technology column (September 2014)

Whatever Happened to the Paperless Office? I.T. and the Practice of Law (with Monica Goyal) IT.Can annual conference (October2014)

Robot Law II: Drones Technology column (November 2014)

Review Paul Lomic, Social Media and Internet Law: Forms and Precedents, Technology column (January 2015)

The Uniform Electronic Evidence Act Revisited (by Archivists) Technology column (March 2015)

Social Media Evidence Legal Education Society of Alberta, Social Media in the Courts (April 2015)

May the Repo Man Work from Home? Technology column (May 2015)

Authenticating Electronic Petitions Technology column (June 2015)

Evidence vs Privacy? Technology column (September 2015)

The Internet of Whose Things? Technology column (October 2015)

Smartphone Evidence: R. v. Avanes et al. Technology column (January 2016)

Occasional thoughts and questions on e-communications's selections of my opening posts on the email list ulc_ecomm-l on the law and policy relating to electronic communications. (August 2008 - present)

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