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Major concerns raised about Canada’s ‘overbroad, confusing’ anti-spam legislation

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 11:42 AM | By Ian Burns

Parliamentarians are conducting a review of Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), and some legal experts say the law needs a major revamp to address concerns about its clarity and focus.

Martin Kratz, Bennett Jones LLPCASL came into effect in 2014, and applied to all electronic messages organizations send related to “commercial activity.” It required organizations sending a commercial electronic message (CEM) to receive consent from recipients before sending messages. The House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is reviewing CASL, and several organizations have raised...