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

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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…

International Update: Euro Backlash, EU v Microsoft and Google, Right to be Forgotten and Delay in Canadian Spam Law

NSA’s Euro-Backlash: Germany’s Merkel Calls For New EU Privacy Legislation German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, reflecting the widespread European outrage over the NSA scandal, is calling for the European Union to  iadopt legislation requiring Internet companies to disclose what information about users they store and to whom they provide it.  As the New York…

Canadian Email Law Postponed to 2013

In December 2010 Canada passed email and wireless anti-spam legislation which would not go into effect until regulations were finalized. In March 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its final regulation, but the act still requires Industry Canada to also issue final regulations. So when might that occur? Last month Minister Christian…

Ted’s Tubes: Cyber Security, ICANN XXX Suit and Canadian Spam Law

Cyber Security: Utility False Alarm is a Warning Reports that a Springfield, Illinois water station pump failure was due to Russian hackers are now being disputed by the Department of Homeland Security, which is also investigating another hacking incident involving a Texas utility.    The incident, however, raises concerns about alleged weak security at critical…

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…