Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
New requirements for installing computer programs now in force.
The new law will help Canadians avoid spam and other electronic threats. Report spam.
About Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
We are committed to reducing the harmful effects of spam and related threats to electronic commerce and are working towards a safer and more secure online marketplace.
Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) helps protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.
Understanding Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
What you should know about Canada’s new law and how to comply with it:
- Frequently asked questions about the new law and CRTC’s enforcement role
- Guidelines to help businesses develop corporate compliance programs: Information Bulletin CRTC 2014-326
- Guidelines on the use of toggling as a means of obtaining express consent under Canada’s anti-spam legislation: Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-549
- Guidelines on the interpretation of the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations: Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-548
- Watch our information session on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and learn how to comply
- Watch our video: How do I know if Canada’s Anti-spam legislation applies to my business or organization? [Transcript]
- Installing computer programs on an individual's computer without consent is now illegal
- Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations
- Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and its regulations
- Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation, Coordination and Information Sharing between the Commissioner of Competition, the CRTC and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- A guide for businesses doing e-marketing on how to comply with federal privacy law when collecting electronic addresses
- How the CRTC Helps Protect Canadians
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