On July 1, 2014, the anti-spam sections of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (aka “CASL”) – perhaps the toughest anti-spam legislation in the world – take effect.
CASL will ultimately move Canada from an “opt-out” to an “opt-in” regime for all electronic-based commercial communications, and will apply to just about every business – from sole proprietors and independent contractors, to multinational corporations – and every person sending just about every form of commercial electronic message to, from or within Canada.
The countdown to CASL is on: individuals and organizations only have until July 1, 2014 to create, implement or update their CASL compliance program. Those who don’t comply with CASL risk significant penalties. Our CASL Team has deep experience helping clients implement compliance programs for Canadian privacy legislation – just like CASL. We can help you:
- Determine whether CASL covers your electronic communications – and which ones
- Review your your current processes and determine whether they comply with CASL
- If they don’t comply, we can advise you of the necessary changes to make so they do comply
If you’re not ready for CASL, it’s time to act.