Canada’s new anti spam laws, through CASL are not new in development. While many industrialized countries created anti spam laws over a decade ago, Canada has only now developed broad reaching anti spam laws.
What Areas Does The Canadian Anti Spam Legislation Cover
The Anti Spam Legislation in Canada creates a number of new laws. The new anti spam laws include:
The sending of commercial electronic messages without prior consent
Altering transmission data without express consent
The installation of a computer program on another person’s computer system without express consent
Collection of personal information for identity theft
The use of false or misleading representations and deceptive marketing practices for on-line promotions
Collection of personal information through access to computer systems
Anti Spam Laws Cover More than Just Spam
The most aspect of the Anti Spam laws with most impact are that they do not just target spam. These laws include aspects that include ANY electronic message that includes a commercial component. A commercial component does not need to be something that involves profit (such as sales). Commercial, as it relates to anti spam, includes any electronic message (not just email) that even in part has a component that can include marketing , advertising or promotions.
How CASL Will Affect Canadian Businesses
Canada’s new anti spam legislation will impact any business that uses electronic messages commercially. While most of the new anti spam laws will not impact Canadian businesses that operate ethically, the component of the new Canada’s new anti spam legislation can affect most businesses.
CASL is a Canadian federal law. This means that our lawyers can assist businesses across Canada. The Lawyers at Kahane Law Office can help with your Canada’s new anti spam legislation legal needs. CONNECT NOW.We can be reached toll-free at 1-877-225-8817 (or 403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta), or email us directly here.