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PIAC, security companies don’t see eye to eye on liability in cases of failure

News | 06/14/2000 4:00 am EDT

The private sector and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) may be heading for a showdown over the lobby group's push for better consumer protection in electronic transactions. As provinces across the country prepare to enact the Uniform Electronic Commerce Act (UECA), PIAC has made a public stand in favour of further legislation that would put liability in the event of technological problems squarely on the shoulders of technology vendors and the merchants who buy security software.

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