Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law and Accompanying Regulations: Tips on Compliance
The intent of Canada’s anti-spam law ("CASL") is to deter the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam in Canada, and to create a more secure online environment. Once the new law enters into force, CASL will create a comprehensive regulatory regime of offences, enforcement mechanisms and severe penalties, all designed to protect individuals and businesses engaged in electronic commerce. CASL also will extend the provisions of the Competition Act concerning false and misleading marketing to electronic messages, and restrict the scope of certain exemptions under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
This article was reproduced with permission of the publisher from World Securities Law Report Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2013.