Annual Conference

Canada's Current Communications Policy Issues
October 31 and November 1, 2018
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

This year's conference will bring together leading communications sector players to discuss developments related to the major current issues in Canadian and international communications law and policy. In Canada, these developments include the federal government's planned review of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts, the evolution of Internet-based audio and video distribution platforms, the impact of these platforms on traditional communications policies, tensions between net-neutrality and video program piracy, the future of Canadian program creation and distribution, the performance of Canadian telecommunications carriers, and the policy trade-offs between promoting facilities-based and resale competition in telecommunications markets, and copyright reform.

Conference speakers will also address international developments on issues related to Canada, such as the rollout of 5G, the impact of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) on privacy regimes, implications of new AI (Artificial Intelligence) and big data developments, and an update on the jurisdictional issues related to the international nature of the Internet and the limits of national law.

Information regarding this year's event will be provided as it becomes available. We hope you will join us in Ottawa this fall – please save the dates October 31 and November 1 – and pass the word!

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