Author: Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
The entry into force of the first group of provisions of Canada’s anti-spam act  (CASL) on July 1, 2014, (the Spam Provisions) generated considerable attention. Now that businesses have (hopefully) determined and deployed their compliance strategy for the Spam Provisions, another set of articles from CASL is about to come into force on January 15, 2015. These provisions will prohibit the installation of computer programs on another person’s computer absent express consent.
The government’s communications regarding the new set of provisions rightly focus on the fact that its immediate objective is to fight malware and viruses and, as such, most businesses would not feel immediately preoccupied (or at least concerned) by the new provisions. However, the drafting of the provisions is very broad and could apply to numerous “legitimate” businesses. This is not unlike the Spam Provisions, which had a much … Continue reading “CASL “take 2”: New provisions coming for January 2015”
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