18 1. Unless otherwise agreed between the author and the addressee, information or a set of data shall be transmitted electronically when it enters an information system which fails to control the sender or if the sender and the addressee are in the same information system, where the information or records can be retrieved and processed by the addressee.  Electronic signatures, Guidelines for Policy Makers and Design Teams, Office of the Chief Information Officer, www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/services-policies-for-government/information-technology/electronic_signatures_guide.pdf The objective of the practical guidance is to get the parties to solve the problem of electronic evidence and electronic exchange of evidence as early as possible in the process they take into account and address, in order to avoid as far as possible, duplication with the resulting loss of time and resources. If questions posed by electronic evidence are not addressed at an early stage of a proceeding, court costs will continue to rise beyond the reach of most parties to the trial and our judicial system will increasingly not be able to remain open and accessible to all. 20 (1) Subject to subsection 2, a legal requirement that a matter referred to in subsection 19 be completed in writing or using a paper protocol is met where the activity is done in electronic form using one or more records. (a) explicitly allow, prohibit or regulate the use of information or records in electronic form, or password, any code word associated with a subscription account to enable the use of the Services available through CSO or any code word provided by BC Online enabling the use of the Services available through CSO. 33. The Province may block any subscription account and/or the use of a user ID or password to access CSO`s services at any time and for any period of time, if: 9. Unless otherwise authorized by the Province in accordance with the terms of this or any other agreement, access to a database available through CSO is limited to read-only access and the Subscriber will not add, update, delete or otherwise modify any database provided through CSO. 48.
In the event of a disruption of postal services, all messages sent are deemed valid and received if they have actually been received by the recipient. `service charges` means fees set by court or other rules for electronic access to services available through CSOs; (b) the record is accessible electronically to the person to whom it is made available and may be kept by that person in a manner that can be used for future reference. (i) the electronic signature is reliable for the purpose of identifying the person and (a) is organized in the same manner as the non-electronic form indicated,  Section 41.3, Evidence Act, “If an electronic court document is accompanied by a secure electronic signature, the electronic court document is suspected, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, have been signed by the person; that is identified in or can be identified by the secure electronic signature. (13) The Province may, at its discretion, establish standards for secure electronic signatures and other electronic signatures, as well as standards for the enforcement of such signatures, if necessary by the court rules. These standards shall be set as an addendum to this Agreement. 37. The provisions of paragraphs 36 and 38 of this Agreement shall remain in force and shall continue to apply to the Parties, notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement. 40. No subcontract entered into by the subscriber shall relieve the subscriber of its obligations under this Agreement or impose on the province any obligation or liability vis-à-vis such a subcontractor. (f) compliance with electronic means for sending, receiving or storing information or records in electronic form where a person is required by a decree to send, receive or retain the information or records; (b) the person informs the other person of the error as soon as possible after the person becomes aware of the error and indicates that he or she made an error with respect to the electronic record, 6.
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