C-1.1 - Act to establish a legal framework for information technology

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1. The object of this Act is to ensure
(1)  the legal security of documentary communications between persons, associations, partnerships and the State, regardless of the medium used ;
(2)  the coherence of legal rules and their application to documentary communications using media based on information technology, whether electronic, magnetic, optical, wireless or other, or based on a combination of technologies ;
(3)  the functional equivalence and legal value of documents, regardless of the medium used, and the interchangeability of media and technologies ;
(4)  the linking of a person, an association, a partnership or the State with a technology-based document, by any means allowing them to be linked, such as a signature, or any means allowing them to be identified and, if need be, located, such as certification ; and
(5)  concerted action for the harmonization of the technical systems, norms and standards involved in communications by means of technology-based documents and interoperability between different media and information technologies.
2001, c. 32, s. 1.