Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (JD Supra Canada)

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  • Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely

    On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government announced that it is suspending indefinitely the private right of action provided for by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which sets forth the country’s regime of disclosures, consent, and unsubscribe requirements for commercial electronic messages and installation of computer programs. CASL came into effect in 2014, but its provisions that...

  • Canada Issues First Penalties Under Anti-Spam Law

    CRTC imposes over US$900,000 in fines against two companies, reminding U.S.- and foreign-based businesses about possible liability under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - This month marks the issuance of the first two enforcement actions under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) since provisions governing commercial electronic messages (CEMs), software downloads, and related conduct took effect July 1, 2014.

  • Only 4 Weeks Until Canada’s New Anti-Spam Rules Come into Force

    Starting on July 1, 2014, key provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) governing commercial electronic messages (CEMs) will go into effect, per our advisory thoroughly analyzing CASL. The statute and its implementing rules generally prohibit sending CEMs without the recipient’s express consent, and as noted in the advisory, extend far beyond just email, reaching CEMs sent to instant message...

  • Oh Canada! Google Settles Health-Related Behavioral Advertising Claims

    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced on January 15, 2013, that it reached a settlement with Google over the use of health information in behavioral advertising. The case involving a complaint that an individual visited sites about sleep apnea devices and its browser retained cookies that led to advertisements targeting sleep apnea devices at unrelated websites.

  • New Advisory on Canadian Anti-Spam Law That Covers Commercial Emails and Texts to Canada, Computer Program and Software Downloads, and More

    Be sure to spend some time with our recent advisory on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), now that compliance dates for rules governing commercial electronic messages (CEMs), software downloads, and related conduct have been set to start taking effect July 1, 2014. By comparison to U.S. CAN-SPAM law, CASL is broader and does not deal solely with email “spam,” but also reaches CEMs sent to instant...

  • Canada Adopts Final Regulations, Announces Expansive Anti-Spam Law Will Start Taking Effect July 1, 2014

    Canada’s Department of Industry has published long-awaited Governor in Council regulations and announced key compliance dates necessary to implement Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL), which was enacted almost exactly three years ago. Key CASL provisions governing commercial electronic messages (CEMs) take effect July 1, 2014, while on Jan. 15, 2015, the sections of the law related to unsolicited...

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