Canadian Spam Law Nears Effective Date

 

CANADA PREPARING VIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT AS SPAM LAW NEARS EFFECTIVE DATE; NOW SEEKING INTERNET HISTORY WITHOUT WARRANT

Canada’s top “spam cop”, Andrea Rosen has stressed that: 

We are ramping up to conduct investigations. We have spent the last few months hiring staff and setting up a specialized computer laboratory. We are now open and ready for business. As our first priority, when the law is in force, we will be targeting the most egregious violators: the high-volume spammers, the 6,000 malicious URLs and the 20 botnets currently located in Canada

In June, Rosen’s office released proposed regulation for which the comment period closed on September 7 and final regulations are expected in early 2012. The Harper government, however, is now seeking the authority to compel ISPs without a warrant to provide the government with

any information in the service provider’s possession or control respecting the name, address, telephone number, and electronic mail address of any subscriber to any of the service provider’s telecommunications services and the Internet protocol address, mobile identification number, electronic serial number, local service provider identifier, international mobile equipment identity number, international mobile subscriber identity number and subscriber identity module card [SIM card] number that are associated with the subscriber’s service and equipment.

More Info:  Rosen’s speech, Canadian Law and Proposed Regs; Nate Anderson, Need a warrant to unmask Internet users? Not if Canada gets its way, Ars Technica