Your employee is on Facebook over her lunch break, when she notices that her friend’s brother is the President of a start-up that could likely use your company’s services. She retrieves his email address from Facebook and sends him an email from her company email account, looking to arrange a coffee meeting to catch up and perhaps talk business. This scenario is one of many vulnerabilities facing Canadian employers since the coming into force of the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation
Spam emails—everyone receives them, no one particularly likes them. Some of us delete them. Some of us simply ignore them. But, are they such a problem that requires all Canadian businesses, big or small, to overhaul how they communicate with their customers and potential customers?—You be the judge.
Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner has released decisions in three formal complaints against Facebook's privacy practices, under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The results offer valuable insight into the workings of the world's most popular social network. Users and non-users alike might also feel confident that the company is interested in addressing privacy concerns.