Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Update

The Government of Canada announced on June 7 that it is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL).

This suspension is in response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector. The provisions, which are known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation. The provisions were supposed to come into force on July 1, 2017, but are now suspended.

The CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014, which prohibits individuals and businesses from sending commercial emails to Canadians without their consent. CAAR has sent an email to all members requesting their consent to receive electronic communications from CAAR.

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Click here to read the full press release from the Government of Canada.

 

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