On July 1, 2014, the anti-spam sections of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (aka “CASL”) – perhaps the toughest anti-spam legislation in the world – took effect.
CASL ultimately moves Canada from an “opt-out” to an “opt-in” regime for all electronic-based commercial communications, and applies to just about every business – from sole proprietors and independent contractors, to multinational corporations – and every person sending just about every form of commercial electronic message to, from or within Canada.
The countdown to CASL is over: as of July 1, 2014 individuals and organizations should have created and implemented their CASL compliance program. Those who don’t comply with CASL risk significant penalties. Our CASL Team has deep experience helping clients create and implement compliance programs for Canadian privacy legislation – just like CASL. We can help you:
- Determine whether CASL covers your electronic communications – and which ones
- Review your current processes and determine whether they comply with CASL
- If they don’t comply, we can advise you of the necessary changes to make so that they do
If you’re not CASL compliant, it’s time to act. Contact our CASL Team now.