Digital Commerce in Canada


Digital Commerce in Canada


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Formerly known as Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, the second edition of this book won the 2013 Walter Owen Book Prize – and this new title is sure to garner praise of the same magnitude. Written by leading experts in the field, Digital Commerce in Canada provides an in-depth look at digital transactions, and in particular the contractual nature of the relationships that form the basis of those transactions. The book also provides extensive consideration of private sector data protection law and its application.

A comprehensive resource
Rather than a treatise on Internet law, Digital Commerce in Canada examines the commercial framework that is developing in the context of digital transactions, including the important areas of electronic contracts, consumer protection, and data protection.

The fully updated content in this latest edition features new and revised chapters dedicated to:

  • “Smart contracts” and blockchain – readers can gain a deeper understanding of the increasingly prevalent technology
  • Privacy and data protection in the private sector – a focus on the digital, online and mobile environments which are of growing concern in the digital realm
  • Content regulation – one of the areas with the greatest number of legal challenges as new communications clash with established norms concerning expression
  • Jurisdiction in cyberspace – a discussion of the state’s authority to prescribe law as it is generally limited to the political boundaries of each state, featuring an analysis of the Facebook/Google Supreme Court of Canada case

The right book at the right time
Given its up-to-date content and commentary, Digital Commerce in Canada would be especially useful for:

  • Corporate/commercial lawyers who represent clients conducting business on the Internet
  • Information technology and intellectual property lawyers who provide guidance to clients on copyright, patent and trademark issues on the Internet, and ancillary matters
  • Privacy and access to information lawyers who advise clients on how to protect themselves against security breaches, identity theft and other privacy issues
  • In-house counsel who must direct their client (i.e., the corporation) on how to conduct business on the Internet
  • Undergraduate and law students who are interested in learning more about Internet law and electronic commerce issues
  • Libraries who want to provide relevant material to their patrons

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Smart Contracts, Blockchain, Privacy, Data Protection, Content Regulation, Cyberspace Jurisdiction, Canada


Commercial Law | Consumer Protection Law | Jurisdiction | Law | Privacy Law | Science and Technology Law

Digital Commerce in Canada