(1) For the purposes of sections 41 to 47, the responsible authority in respect of a provision of a federal law may make regulations respecting the application of those sections to the provision.
(2) Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), the regulations that may be made may include rules respecting any of the following:
(a) the technology or process that must be used to make or send an electronic document;
(b) the format of an electronic document;
(c) the place where an electronic document is to be made or sent;
(d) the time and circumstances when an electronic document is to be considered to be sent or received and the place where it is considered to have been sent or received;
(e) the technology or process to be used to make or verify an electronic signature and the manner in which it is to be used; and
(f) any matter necessary for the purposes of the application of sections 41 to 47.
(3) Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), if a provision referred to in any of sections 41 to 47 requires a person to provide another person with a document or information, the rules set out in the regulations respecting the application of that section to the provision may be that
(a) both persons have agreed to the document or information being provided in electronic form; and
(b) the document or information in electronic form will be under the control of the person to whom it is provided and will be readable or perceivable so as to be usable for subsequent reference.
Incorporation by reference
(4) Regulations may incorporate by reference the standards or specifications of any government, person or organization, either as they read at a fixed time or as they are amended from time to time.