Canada Spam

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Is a Recipe For the Abuse of Power

Derek James From | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Derek James From

Here's the full depth of the problem with CASL. When Parliament enacted this confusing and ambiguous legislation, it relinquished its legislative power to those regulators charged with enforcing the law. And since those same regulators have the power to directly levy enormous penalties, CASL permits bureaucrats to play the roles of legislator, police, and judge simultaneously. This combination has no place in a free and democratic society like our own.

What Facebook's News Feed Changes Mean for Users

Jeff Quipp | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Essentially, there are two key takeaways from Facebook changes that users can expect will only increase for the foreseeable future: First, they are likely to see more high quality content that tends to align better with their interests and behaviour. Second, it is likely that paid branded content will increase as organic reach decreases.

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Punishes Charities

Derek James From | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business
Derek James From

Proponents of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) have touted it as a giant leap for economic efficiency in e-commerce by making spam illegal. And CASL does list the promotion of "efficiency" as its purpose. But contrary to the good results this efficiency may bring, CASL could have a decimating effect on charities. Here's how.

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Will Derail Small Businesses

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Thornley-Brown

Something has to be done about spam but surely there must be a way to crack down on spammers without interfering with legitimate businesses maintaining contact with existing clients and prospects who have reached out to them to request information about their services.

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...

Why Websites Should Kill Their Comments

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Whether we like it or not, the great discourse and online conversations are being clouded and polluted with spammy comments. If you have ever blogged, you will note how difficult it can sometimes be to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Click "Like" if You Think Disease Is A Bad Thing!

Aviva Rubin | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

I felt guilty every time I didn't click, the way I used to feel bad about breaking a chain letter that offered treasure in the form of hundreds of people mailing you books or money, or the threat of dire consequences for non-compliance. "The four people who broke this chain died within three days."

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.

Canadian Government Unveils Big Loopholes in Anti-Spam Regulations

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Industry Canada unveiled long-awaited revised anti-spam regulations on Friday for the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. The regulations are in draft form and comments can be submitted to the government until February 3. Given the intense lobbying by business groups to water down the legislation passed in 2010 and the initial draft 2011 regulations, it comes as little surprise to find that the proposed regulations include several significant loopholes.

Expert Slams Government's Latest Anti-Spam Regulations

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - One prominent Internet law expert says Ottawa has backed down on elements of its touted anti-spam regulations after an outcry from business...

Canada's Anti-Spam Act a Serious Threat to Businesses

Charles Lupien | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Business
Charles Lupien

I believe that this private right of action included in Canada's anti-spam act, which can be exercised as a class action, will pose a serious threat to large corporations who could be targeted by opportunistic plaintiffs.