Anti Spam Law Canada

Anti-Spam Law Arrives, 3 Years Late

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It will be another six months before Canada's new anti-spam law begins to come into force, following its passage three years ago.Industry Min...

Is the Government About to Can Its Own Anti-Spam Law?

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Michael Geist

In May 2010, then-Industry Minister Tony Clement introduced anti-spam legislation that he admitted was long overdue. Clement acknowledged that "Canada is seen as a haven for spammers because of the gaps in our current legislation...a place where spammers can reside and inflict their damage around the world." Yet last week, government officials disclosed that the best-case scenario for the law is that final regulations are released late this summer with the implementation of the law delayed until the fall of 2014.

Should Anti-Spam Laws Come With Opt-In Consent?

Michael Geist | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

For the past two days I've called attention to the shocking demands by business groups to legalize spyware by permitting the secret installation of computer programs to monitor activities of Canadians suspected a potential contravention of the law. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce's key concern is the very foundation of the law: opt-in consent.

The Myths About Canada's Anti-Spam Laws

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a myriad of posts and articles criticizing Canada's anti-spam legislation. According to some posts -- primarily those by Barry Sookman -- the legislation will stop family members from sending commercial e-mail to each other, parents from promoting their children's lemonade stands, and discriminate against charities and schools. Is this true?

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CBC | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Business

If you're wondering what happened to the Conservative government's much-publicized anti-spam law, you're not alone. Many consumers and op...