Canada’s anti-spam law, unofficially called “CASL”, is one of the toughest laws of its kind in the world. It has the potential to regulate any individual or organization who sends e-mails, texts, social media messages or any other form of electronic communication to third parties in Canada, whether the recipients are businesses, consumers or individuals.
Miller Thomson’s Anti-Spam (CASL) team consists of lawyers from a variety of disciplines, who can assist our clients in understanding both CASL’s requirements and managing their compliance obligations under CASL.
CASL’s prohibitions relating to computer programs became law on January 15, 2015 and private right of action against CASL offenders (ie. class actions) start July 1, 2017.
The members of our CASL team bring diverse backgrounds and specific industry and specialty expertise to our group, which enhances our team’s ability to assist a wide range of clients. Some of these clients include charitable and not-for-profit organizations, direct sellers, financiers, government ministries and agencies, health industry clients, IT providers, lenders and lessors, marketers, public and private companies, retailers, small, medium and large businesses, sole proprietors, and start-up businesses.
Our team offers CASL assistance to clients in a number of ways, including:
- Advising on both CASL’s requirements, including marketing, advertising and fundraising activities
- Assisting with the development and implementation CASL compliance strategies, such as:
- auditing of current electronic communication practices
- developing a CASL compliance strategy and action plan
- drafting and reviewing CASL compliance policies and processes, including consent forms, unsubscribe mechanisms and agreements
- drafting and reviewing contracts to ensure third parties are CASL compliant
Troy Baril discusses CASL on News Talk 650 CKOM radio
Troy Baril is interviewed by Saskatoon radio station CKOM News Talk 650 on the implications of the anti-spam legislation.
Brian Curial interviewed on CASL by CHED 630 AM
Brian Curial is interviewed by CHED 630 AM on the new anti-spam legislation that takes effect on Canada Day.
Brian Curial interviewed on CASL by CBC Radio
Brian Curial is interviewed by CBC Radio in Edmonton about the new rules on email spam.
David Schnurr interviewed on impact of CASL by CBC News
David Schnurr, a partner at Miller Thomson LLP, was interviewed by CBC News for a story on the impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This story was broadcast nationally on CBC Radio’s World Report, as well as the CBC News...
Miller Thomson lawyers mentioned in the Guelph Mercury on CASL
Miller Thomson’s Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick, part of the firm’s Anti-Spam (CASL) team, were mentioned in the Guelph Mercury editorial discussing businesses’ awareness around CASL requirements and their readiness for CASL compliance.
Miller Thomson lawyers featured in the Globe and Mail on CASL
Miller Thomson’s Kathryn Frelick and Jennifer Babe, part of the firm’s Anti-Spam(CASL) team, were quoted in the Globe and Mail discussing how small businesses are scrambling to ensure they are CASL-compliant: “It is a big deal,” says Frelick, a lawyer...
Eve Munro comments on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation in the March/April 2012 issue of the Mortgage Journal.
Eve Munro, a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office, practicing in the area of intellectual property and information technology, says “The essential requirements [of CASL] are that commercial electronic messages may not be sent unless prior consent has been...
Andrew Valentine, Karen Durell and Natasha Smith present on CASL
Andrew Valentine, Karen Durell and Natasha Smith speak on “Navigating CASL – A Fundraiser’s Guide” at the AFP Congress 2015.
David Schnurr speaks on CASL at Professional Bookkeepers conference
David Schnurr presents “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – One Year Later” at the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada’s 2015 Annual Conference.
David Schnurr speaks on CASL provisions
David Schnurr presents on “CASL Provisions: What We’ve Learned So Far & What You Need to Know About the New Computer Program Installation Provisions” for Miller Thomson Corporate Counsel CPD Series.
David Schnurr presents “CASL: What We’ve Learned So Far and What You Need to Know About the New Computer Installation Provisions” at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 5th Annual Business Law Summit
Your business law practice has many complex aspects requiring your attention and having current information on the latest developments will best protect yourself and your clients in today’s fast-moving marketplace. Be ready with measured, yet savvy, advice for your clients...
Brian Curial presents on Compliance Tools for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta Small Practitioners forum.
Brian Curial presents on Compliance Tools for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) to the Edmonton CA Club.
Brian Curial presents on Compliance Tools for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) to the Central Alberta CA Club.
Karen Durell and J. Andrew Sprague, as part of the MaRS Discovery District’s Best Practices Series, will be presenting again on Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). In addition to covering CASL’s anti-spam provisions, Karen and Andrew will be discussing CASL’s installation of computer program provisions, which come into force on January 15, 2015.
David Schnurr presents to members of the Insurance Institute of Ontario on the topic of Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need To Know.
Gillian Tuck Kutarna presents on CASL readiness to the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are you ready?
Troy Baril presents at the RRHBA Board Meeting.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation- Are you ready?
Troy Baril will present to members of the RRHBA in Regina.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are you ready?
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. CASL is one of the toughest laws of its kind in the world, and it has the potential to impact any individual or organization who sends e-mails, texts, social media...
Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. Join us for a lunch & learn session outlining what CASL is and what you need to do to become compliant. Click here for full details.
Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)
J. Andrew Sprague presents on Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s joint program entitled “Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Make Sure You Are Ready” on April 7, 2014....
The New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation
Brian Curial presents to the Strathcona Rotary Club on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Are you ready?
Brian Curial presents a complimentary seminar on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Are you ready?
J. Andrew Sprague discusses Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) at Miller Thomson LLP’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Sector Developments Program on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Are You Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law?
Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick speak to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce on Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation on Feb. 27th, 2014. Click here for more details
Canada’s Anti-spam Law (CASL): In Conversation with the CRTC and Industry Canada
J. Andrew Sprague chairs and moderates “Canada’s Anti-spam Law (CASL): In Conversation with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry Canada”, a program of the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN)’s Public Affairs Forum. J. Andrew Sprague is the...
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update
Chapter 28 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015.
Canadian Anti-Spam Enforcement in Full Swing as Fines Issued
Porter Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay the amount of $150,000 as part of an Undertaking concerning alleged violations of paragraphs 6(1)(a), 6(2)(b) and 6(2)(c) and non-compliance with paragraph 11(1)(b) and subsection 11(3) of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), as well...
First Fine Issued Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
The CRTC has issued its first notice of violation under CASL and it carries a substantial penalty. Quebec based Compu-Finder could pay an administrative monetary penalty of $1.1 million for four violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law. CASL prohibits parties from...
What You Need to Know About CASL Computer Program Installation Provisions
The CASL provisions regulating the installation of computer programs come into force on January 15, 2015. Read about the CASL computer program installation provisions and the effect these provisions may have on your business.
Guidance for CASL Installation of Computer Programs Provisions (Part 1 of 2)
This Alert is Part 1 of 2, and it addresses some of the CRTC’s guidance regarding CASL’s installation of computer program provisions. Part 2 of this Alert, which will be released in early February, will address more of the CRTC’s...
Developing a Corporate Compliance Program Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
CASL is now in force As of July 1st, individuals and organizations who send or receive commercial electronic messages (CEMs) in Canada must comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)’s anti-spam provisions. With CEMs being broadly defined, many organizations are caught...
Social Media Meets CASL
JUST., official magazine of the Ontario Bar Association, Summer 2014
Countdown to CASL
There are less than two months before Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) comes into force onJuly 1, 2014. Despite its name, CASL covers much more than mass emails. CASL is one of the toughest laws of its kind and will have...
Countdown to CASL: CRTC Issues Additional Guidance
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) will be in force on July 1, 2014. As you are preparing yourorganization for compliance, there is new regulatory guidance from the Canadian Radio-television andTelecommunication Commission (“CRTC”) regarding the transitional provision under section 66, as wellas...
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update
Click here to access Miller Thomson’s latest C@SL Update.