Will We Finaly See A Spam Law In Canada?

Canada.com ran this story this morning, “Tories to crack down on spam“, hinting that an Anti-Spam bill is about to be tabled in the Canadian parliament.

What’s the good news? The bill was drafted by Industry Canada, hopefully based on the Task Force on Spam* published recommendations ( Stopping Spam: Creating a Stronger, Safer InternetPDF) and the Canadian Justice Department.

What’s the bad news? I still haven’t seen the paper work… as it has not been made publicly available yet – but watch for it, I’ll post a link to it along with my opinions and comments shortly after I receive a copy myself.

* Likely you don’t know this but way back I was a member of the Canadian Task Force on Spam (circa 2004-2005).

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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