BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 4. Canada - Score: 80.91 | Change from 2013 Score: +5.12 - Rank: +5

Canada is one of the big improvers in the 2015 rankings, moving up from 9th position in 2013 to 4th position this year.

This jump in the rankings was based on significant improvements in privacy law, cybercrime law and intellectual property protection, plus reasonable gains in information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Between 2013 and 2016, Canada strengthened its privacy legislation and introduced a national data breach notification requirement. In 2015, Canada also ratified the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and implemented world-class cybercrime legislation.

Canada finally ratified the WIPO Copyright Treaty in 2014, sealing a recent period of improved copyright regulation and enforcement.

Finally, in 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) revised its target for broadband Internet access services across Canada. As a result of the Canadian government’s Digital Canada 150 program, the CRTC expects all Canadians to have access to broadband speeds of at least 5 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads by 2017.

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