Anti-Spam (CASL)

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What Exemption? – Pitfalls and Stumbling Blocks in CASL and Privacy Compliance

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) has been with us now for five years and it has been over 15 years since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) came into force. Then why is CASL and privacy compliance...

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IT service and infrastructure providers beware: Key guidance released by the CRTC regarding liability of intermediaries for CASL breaches

Background On November 5, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued new guidance for assessing intermediary liability under Section 9 of CASL.  This guidance follows Notices of Violation issued by the CRTC on July 11, 2018 to Sunlight...

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CASL Reprieve – Private Right of Action No Longer Imminent

By an Order in Council released June 7, 2017, the federal government has suspended the private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (or “CASL”). The provisions, which were to come into force on July 1, 2017, would have provided...

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CASL, July 1, 2017 and Why You May Need to Purge Your Electronic Mailing List

You are likely getting a flurry of emails asking you to provide the sender CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) consent. You got similar consent requests before July 1, 2014 when CASL first came into effect. Now you are getting more such...

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Update on Penalties Levied Against Companies for Spam

As reported in previous issues of this Newsletter, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which regulates the transmission of electronic messages, came into force on July 1, 2014.  CASL applies to the transmission of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”). CEMs include e-mails, text...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update

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Chapter 28 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Learn how Miller Thomson’s team of CASL experts can assist individuals and organizations in understanding both CASL’s requirements and their legal obligations under CASL.

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CASL computer program installation provisions

The CASL provisions regulating the installation of computer programs came into force on January 15, 2015. Read about the CASL computer program installation provisions and the effect these provisions may have on your business.

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