Government of Canada Suspends CASL PRA
Jun07

Government of Canada Suspends CASL PRA

Today the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced that Private Right of Action (PRA) provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) would not be coming into force as scheduled on July 1, 2017. The full announcement can be found on the Government of Canada’s website and Privy Council’s website. What’s changing? PC Number: 2017-0580 Date: 2017-06-02 His...

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July 1st is Coming Quickly
May29

July 1st is Coming Quickly

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation is getting ready to turn three and as this date approaches we are approaching the end of the transition period, also known as Section 66. This covers pre-existing consents and the Private Right of Action under the legislation. But what does this really mean for marketers under CASL? Lets take a minute and back up… CASL has two types of consent: Implied – Existing Business Consent, or...

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Q&A Transactional emails with unsubscribes?
Sep15

Q&A Transactional emails with unsubscribes?

I’ve received this question about Transactional emails under CASL a few times and I had to really dig around and talk to a number of people to come up with a reasonable explanation as it’s quite complicated and many people seem to be confused. Q: Do I need Unsubscribe in Transactional emails under CASL? A: My interpretation of the requirement is YES Transactional emails under CASL require an unsubscribe link to stop...

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Another CASL Milestone is about to pass
Jun30

Another CASL Milestone is about to pass

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force and we’ve seen a number of actions from the enforcing agencies with their new legal powers. To quickly recap: 5 March 2015 – 3510395 Canada Inc. (dba Compu.Finder) – Fined $1.1M for alleged violations of CASL March 11, 2015 – Avis Budget Group – Fined $30M in AMPS from the Competition Bureau over alleged...

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Rogers Media: $200K CASL fine for alleged violations
Nov20

Rogers Media: $200K CASL fine for alleged violations

This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a notice stating that Rogers Media Inc had entered into an undertaking with them regarding alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The CRTC’s notice discusses issues with Unsubscribes not working or not being honoured, and also not being available for the require time from under the legislation. The CRTC’s...

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Porter Airlines Inc. fined $150,000 for violating CASL
Jun30

Porter Airlines Inc. fined $150,000 for violating CASL

It was announced yesterday by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that Porter Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $150,000 as a result of alleged violations against Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). According to a news release issued by the Government of Canada, “Porter Airlines failed to comply with various requirements of the law between July 2014 and April 2015. The company allegedly sent some...

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