When do commonplace Internet advertising “nudge” techniques cross the line into inappropriate manipulation? Regulators now have a new source of Internet harm in their crosshairs: so called “dark patterns.”
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wears a number regulatory hats: it regulates telecommunications and broadcasting, and also has certain enforcement powers including under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and the Elections Act.
The AIDA is the first attempt at the creation of an AI law in Canada, and it constitutes a bold first step. Organizations will need to pay attention to the progress of Bill C-27, as they will need to comply with provisions if they design, develop, operate, license, or sell AI systems in the course of commercial transactions internationally or interprovincially.