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Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was enacted in December 2010. A part of Canada's Strategy for the Digital Economy, the Act is intended to promote e-commerce by deterring spam, identity theft, phishing, spyware, viruses, and botnets, as well as misleading commercial representations online. The Act creates new offences, enforcement mechanisms and penalties to address these online threats. CASL’s email and communications provisions entered into force on July 1 2014.
Canada is the last of the G-8 countries to introduce an over-arching legislative framework to address spam, which continues to represent approximately 80% of all global e-mail traffic.
Canada has distinguished itself, however, in making its legislation tough. The Act's consent standards are higher than those in the U.S. CAN-SPAM legislation. Moreover, the Act's significant penalties have led some to nickname it "Canada's $10 million anti-spam law".
The Act applies to "electronic messages" and "electronic addresses" applying broadly to any means of telecommunication, including text, sound, voice, or image, via e-mail, instant messaging, telephone or "any similar account", which could include social media postings. The Act also applies to the “installation of computer programs”. These latter provisions enter into force on January 15, 2015.
The Act has considerable extra-territorial reach. Its anti-spam provisions apply to messages where "a computer system located in Canada is used to send or access" the electronic message – catching emails sent, for example, in the United States, but received in Canada.
Because of the above reach outside of Canada, and because the Act goes further than similar legislation in other countries, CASL effectively raises the bar for online communications that may flow into Canada.
This new legislation will affect how companies do business online in Canada. Proactive businesses can use the lead time prior to the Act's entry into force as a transition period to prepare for compliance. For example:
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum CA$10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries. In addition to prohibiting “spam”, CASL generally prohibits installing an app, widget, software or other executable data on a computer system (including a computer or device) in the course of a commercial activity unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements. These CASL provisions will come into force on January 15, 2015. Read more
The CASL regime is aimed at unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs). It also includes provisions addressing the installation of computer programs, and unfair or deceptive online practices. As it is based on opt-in consent to send CEMs, CASL effectively raises the bar for organizations that have long communicated with customers and other organizations on an opt-out basis. Since CASL is a new regime, contains a private right of action and significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum $10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries, many organizations within and outside Canada have been monitoring its status closely. Some have already begun to take steps and adopt practices intended to allow them to comply with the Act. Read more
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