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New Rules for Consumer E-Commerce

February-4-2004

Area Corporate and Commercial, Technology

Summary


Canada has recently taken steps to standardize the rules protecting consumers who engage in  internet transactions.  Some of these changes may have a substantial impact upon the operations of businesses with publicly available interactive websites.
 
The two major developments concern the endorsement of a common code of conduct for e-commerce consumer protection by the federal and provincial governments and the soon to be implemented new consumer protection legislation and regulations in Ontario.

 

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