Canada Passes Spam Law



Canada has passed the “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act,” which closely resembles the CAN-SPAM Act with a few major differences – it applies to both email and wireless communications; requires identification of both the sender and  advertiser; establishes an opt-in requirement and establishes a private right of action.

Man rides jet ski off Niagara Falls

The law, which was enacted on December 15th (just 12 days after the 7th anniversary of CAN-SPAM) has not triggered a major reaction, since it does not go into effect until September and Industry Canada is expected to provide further guidance on the law later this month.  So no need to take your jet skis out just yet.


More infoBILL C-28Canada Passes Federal Anti-Spam Legislation – Bill C-28 – the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA), Canadian Competition and Antitrust Law; Bill C-28: Canada’s Online Protection Legislation FAQs, Industry Canada