Anti Spam Law Canada

CASL Isn't Targeting the True Spammers

Dan Kelly | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada
Dan Kelly

I really don't think the Nigerian prince is reading up on Canada's new anti-spam laws. Offshore erectile dysfunction pill providers are likewise not going to stop pumping out the spam. But the local real estate agent trying to reach a few dozen strong referrals a year will now have a low cost form of marketing scaled back by government in the process.

Make the Anti-Spam Law a Silver Lining For Your Business

Kelly Lovell | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada
Kelly Lovell

As an individual I must admit, it was a breath of fresh air to finally see my inbox shrink as the many subscriptions my email had accumulated over the years finally came to an end. As an entrepreneur leading several start-ups, however the true realities and restrictions of CASL became apparent.

How to Safeguard Your Business from Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation?

Matthew Held | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Most businesses in Canada rely on electronic messaging of one kind or another to run their operations and grow. The law affects any individual or business sending any commercial electronic messages (CEM), which are text, sound, voice, or images sent electronically that encourage the recipient to participate in a commercial activity.

Canada's World-Leading Anti-Spam Law A Real Headache For Businesses

CBC | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Business

Businesses across Canada, especially smaller companies, are scrambling to prepare for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, which comes into effect les...

Goodbye Spam, Hello Consumer Power

Jeff Quipp | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is set to come into effect on July 1, 2014. Among the strictest of its type in the world, it was created to combat harmful electronic messages like spam, malware, false representation, spyware and more. But how will the legislation affect consumers?

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...