Other Foreign Legal Provisions Affecting International Online Commerce
Review foreign privacy and data protection laws.
The Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act which prohibits, in a commercial context, the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information about Canadian residents without their consent, has been held to apply to foreign companies. Canada’s strict anti-spam law and the regulations promulgated thereunder apply to anyone who sends a commercial electronic message to any “electronic address”in Canada. Unlike the U.S. CAN SPAM Act, CASL is an opt-in law. This white paper reviews this law and discusses foreign data retention laws, foreign localization laws and consumer protection laws.
Practices in the areas of Internet and technology law, intellectual property law (including trademark registrations for non-U.S. companies), business and corporate law, international and domestic commercial transactions, virtual currency law, privacy law, and drone law (law of unmanned aerial systems or UAS); frequent speaker on topics related to the Internet, digital technology law, international private law, and legal ethics
Author of the 2019 edition of Stuckey & Ellis, Internet and Online Law (Law Journal Press), and the author of numerous articles and op-ed pieces regarding legal topics
Twice testified before Congress on information law topics
Served as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s International Law Committee, as chair of its OSBA's Digital Technology Law Committee, and as a member of the OSBA's Ad Hoc Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice
J.D. degree, Antioch School of Law; B.A. degree, Ohio State