Canada Drops Private Right of Action for Spam Law

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has always been akin to a local commuter train, as it slowly progresses despite frequent stops.  The law, which was passed in December 2010, went through a regulatory maze and did not go into effect until 2014. CASL Overview CASL prohibits sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s express consent,…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…

Canadian Regulators Get Serious on Spam – Issue C$1.1M Fine

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC’s) Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer recently issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder, which includes a penalty of $1.1 million, for breaking Canada’s anti-spam law. Compu-Finder has 30 days to submit written representations to the CRTC or pay the penalty.  It also has the option of requesting an…

California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015

California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR! The New Year is the date new laws go into effect in California and elsewhere.  The most prominent new law going into effect is SB 568 – more commonly  known as California’s Eraser Law that was passed in 2013. ERASER LAW 101…

Canadian Spam Law Background

Canada’s Spam Law Now In Effect Although passed in December 2010, the Canadian law went through a regulatory maze and did not go into effect until July 1 (which is also Canada Day) 2014. The new law prohibits sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s express consent, including messages to email addresses and social…

Canada’s New Spam Law

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
A LONG-TIME COMING, CANADA’S SPAM LAW FINALLY COMES INTO FORCE Listen Canada’s new anti-spam law was passed in  December 2010 and, following a Governor in Council order, it will enter into force on July 1, 2014. Once the law is in force, it will help to protect  Canadians while ensuring…