BREAKING NEWS: C-28 Moving on up!

Breaking News – The Canadian House of Commons just voted C-28 – Canada’s Anti-Spam bill out of the house of commons and into the Senate.

Minister of Industry Tony Clement had this to say moments after the vote:

* An “on division” vote means that it was a Voice vote and not recorded vote.

Next up on C-28’s progress: a trip to the Senate for two readings, a committee review, and a third and final vote before it is law.

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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  1. What will this bill mean for marketers? Is it very similar to CAN-SPAM?

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    • Hi Lora,

      This bill is similar in many ways to CAN-SPAM but different in the way that is requires consent to email individuals (opt-in), covers all forms of Commercial Electronic Messaging and deals with Malware/Spyware and installed software.

      Thindata 1:1, Return Path, CAUCE and Kris Klein Law firm published a guide explaining the similarities and key differences of the bill – you can find it here:


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