On June 16, 2022, Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, was introduced and received first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-27 is in fact a second attempt at the overhaul of Canada’s federal privacy framework.
Since coming into force on July 1st, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) has created new concerns and risks that must be addressed in business transactions. This post reviews those concerns in the context of asset acquisitions, specifically the risks associated with the transfer of CASL consents for the purposes of sending marketing messages to business customers.
In last month’s post, I provided some tips to those of you who may be facing a regulatory prosecution under Canada’s now famous (some might say infamous) anti-spam legislation (CASL) . Those tips may of particular interest to Compu-Finder, a Quebec company that has found itself to be the first major target of CASL’s regulatory regime.
On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has issued a notice of violation of CASL to Compu-Finder, which imposes a potential penalty of $1.1 million. The announcement made news headlines, since it is the first time that the CRTC has issued such a significant potential penalty under CASL.
When CASL came into force, there was great concern amongst businesses about the significant penalties that may be imposed under its regime. CASL provides the CRTC with the discretion to impose penalties of up to $10 million … Continue reading “Lessons to be learned from Compu-Finder – CASL’s first major target”