After three years of waiting, Industry Canada has finalized the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations and set a date for Canada's anti-spam legislation to come into force. Canada's anti-spam legislation will be phased in over four years starting July 1, 2014—seven short months from now.
It feels like we've been saying this for years now, but, as we reported again last Monday. Canadian businesses can expect new legislation governing commercial electronic communication and spam in the coming months.
Industry Canada and the CRTC have prepared final spam regulations, but Industry's are undergoing a second round of consultation. The minister has revised the estimated time: "the anti-spam legislation is expected to take effect next year"...