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Fixing PIPEDA: My Appearance Before the Access to Information, Privacy & Ethics Committee: Last week I appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics as part of its review of PIPEDA, Canada’s private sector privacy law. The ETHI study is expected to last several months and may provide the foundation for potential reforms. My opening...
What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the renegotiation will involve much more than just a few “twe...
C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”: Yesterday’s federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax Act to level the playing field and ensure that ride-shari...
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Trademarks and Domain Names Composed of Common Terms: The lexical material from which trademarks are formed is drawn from the same social and cultural resources available to everyone else, which includes domain name registrants. Since trademarks are essentially a form of communication, it is unsurprising that a good number of them are composed of co...
A Case to Further DNS Registrar Industry Self-Regulation: In most industries, businesses that blatantly act against the interests of their customers to favor their own internal profit centers would either not be allowed or else subject to controls and oversight by the government. It is universally regarded as an unfair and deceptive business practice. I...
Loudmouths Wanted for ICANN WHOIS Replacement Work: TL;DR? It's worth reading, BUT, if not — ICANN has yet another group looking at WHOIS, and there is a huge push to redact it to nothing. I spend easily half my day in WHOIS data fighting online crime, losing it would not make my job harder, it will make it impossible. PLEASE JOIN THE ICANN GROU...
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CIRA Announces New Ventures With .NZ And .PT To Deliver Anycast DNS Services As ccTLD Registries Look For New Opportunities: The Canadian ccTLD manager has announced two joint ventures this week with New Zealand and Portugal’s ccTLD registries to deliver Anycast DNS services. The joint venture with New Zealand’s ccTLD augments .nz’s DNS infrastructure with a global network of nodes and peering to over 2,300 networks. A...
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FICOM Should Say No to Coast Capital Board: Transferring our credit union from BC to nation-wide is bad for its 500,000 members.Coast Capital Savings Credit Union's board of directors has launched a plan to expand nationally, which would increase their opportunities to benefit personally from their power and members' disempowerment. The da...
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A Second Year of Funding to Enhance Canadians’ Internet Experience: While CIRA’s first priority is the safe and secure management of .CA, Canada’s online identifier, we also have a mandate to do good things for the Internet to benefit Canadians. Over the past few years, we have put in place a number of initiatives to support the development of the Internet in Can...
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LetsEncrypt and Apache Macros: If you're like me, you've probably started using LetsEncrypt pretty heavily for your TLS certificate needs. Free, short-lived certificates that have a decent auto-renewal pattern are just a no-brainer when it comes to modern DevOps. That said, there can be some challenges. While many of you will...
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Do you know where your data have been?:  Op-ed  Marita Moll Ottawa Citizen Sept. 26, 2013 So you go home, turn to your computer loaded with anti-virus, anti-spying and anti-malware programs, to talk to your brother in Boston via the secured Internet connection in your house. Bingo! Everything you just did is now part of the U.S. Nation...

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The above ballot includes the CIRA CEO's blog (Public Domain), three CIRA directors' blogs (Michael Geist, Kevin McArthur, Kerry Brown), and a VoterMedia blog. If this were a funded blog competition these might not be included, but given the lack of funding and consequent lack of independent blogs, it's helpful to include these "non-independent" blogs.

This Votermedia ballot is not currently funded. It is displayed as a demo for if and when there is funding. Without funding there may be few votes, which makes the rankings less meaningful.

We welcome comments, corrections, questions, suggested blogs to add etc -- please email admin[at]votermedia.org.