Speech From the Throne: Digital Strategy, Copyright, Open Telecom, Lawful Access, & Cybersecurity

Geist-45X64.jpgPosted by Michael Geist
Today's Speech from the Throne, which sets out the government's agenda for coming Parliamentary session, includes a considerable number of digital issues. These include:
a digital economy strategy: "a digital economy strategy to drive the adoption of new technology across the economy"
copyright reform: "to encourage new ideas and protect the rights of Canadians whose research, development and artistic creativity contribute to Canada’s prosperity, our Government will also strengthen laws governing intellectual property and copyright."
open telecom to foreign investment: "open Canada’s doors further to venture capital and to foreign investment in key sectors, including the satellite and telecommunications industries"
lawful access: "introduce legislation to give police investigative powers for the twenty-first century."
cybersecurity: "working with provinces, territories and the private sector, our Government will implement a cyber-security strategy to protect our digital infrastructure."

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