As of July 1st, individuals and organizations who send or receive commercial electronic messages (CEMs) in Canada must comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)’s anti-spam provisions. With CEMs being broadly defined, many organizations, including registered charities and not-for-profit organizations, are caught by CASL.
On June 19, 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin CRTC 2014-326: Guidelines to help businesses develop corporate compliance programs (the “Compliance Guidelines”).
The Compliance Guidelines’ stated purpose is to provide general guidance and best practices on the development of organizational compliance programs to facilitate compliance with CASL as well as the CRTC’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (the “Rules”).
The CRTC acknowledges in the Compliance Guidelines that no two organizations are the same and that every organization has different risks. As a result, compliance programs will vary … Continue reading “Developing a corporate compliance program under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)”
Established in 1995, First Reference Inc. (known as La Référence in Quebec) provides Canadian organizations of any size with practical and authoritative resources to help ensure compliance.