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"...An alliance of 31 Canadian companies that promotes Web retailing, 
including Nortel Networks Corp. [NYSE:NT], the Canadian unit of International 
Business Machines Corp. [NYSE:IBM], and major banks and retailers, reportedly 
said the planned standards will focus on e- business ethics and security. 

Companies voluntarily participating and meeting the agreed-upon standards 
would receive a seal of approval on their Website, the report said, and added 
that the group has applied to the Canadian government for funding and to 
appoint a panel of Ottawa-based judges who would settle disputes through 
binding arbitration..."