Legal Information Bulletin: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation


Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is coming into force on July 1, 2014. The purpose of this law is to help regulate commercial conduct by prohibiting certain commercial activities that are performed through electronic means. It will impact a wide range of businesses and also certain messages sent by individuals, non-profit organizations and other types of organizations.

Specifically, CASL will prohibit:

- sending commercial electronic messages ("CEM’s") without the recipient's consent;

- altering transmission data in electronic messages;

- installing computer programs without express consent;

- using false or misleading representations online in the promotion of products or services; and

- collecting electronic addresses by the use of computer programs or the use of such addresses without consent.

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Topics:  Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, Spam

Published In: General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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