Non-CRTC CASL Guidance Materials and/or Comments

Last week, a non-governmental organization (NGO) released CASL guidance materials purporting to reflect the regulator’s interpretation of certain provisions in CASL.

The NGO stated that it had received guidance on certain CASL interpretational matters from an organization that was not the CRTC , and the NGO circulated CASL guidance materials that it had created as a result of its discussions with the non-CRTC organization.

It surprises me that the NGO did this, especially because the CRTC staff’s position has been, and continues to be, that guidance materials or comments issued by anyone other than the CRTC are not be binding on the CRTC.  CRTC staff have previously made it clear that they may take a position counter to the position espoused in any non-CRTC issued guidance.  For example, CRTC staff have repeatedly said that the Regulatory Impact Assessment Statement (RIAS) that Industry Canada released when the Governor General in Council (GiC) regulations were published is not binding on CRTC staff or the CRTC.

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CRTC Enforcement Approaches for CASL

Today, as part of the release of its CRTC CASL Information Session Video Presentation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) also released the presentation slide deck that was featured in the video presentation.  The presentation slide deck is available at http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com500/info2014.pdf.

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CRTC CASL Information Session – Video Presentation

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the enforcement regulator under Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL), has released a new video and materials today.

The video is a presentation of the CASL information sessions which have been hosted across the country earlier this year.  The presentation provides information on enforcement, regulations and guidance related to CASL.

The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5qf07kOsTU.

For a transcript of the CRTC CASL Information Session – Video Presentation, see http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com500/videot1.htm

For a copy of the presentation slide deck used in the CRTC CASL Information Session – Video Presentation, see  http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com500/info2014.pdf

 

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CASL comes into force in one month

In one month from today – July 1st – the anti-spam provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) will be coming into force.

Have you and your organization been taking the steps to get ready for complying with this new law?

It is not too late!  Do you need any assistance?

 

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New CRTC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).  These new FAQs are available at http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/casl-lcap.htm.

 

This post was created and published on June 1, 2014.

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Five Hot CASL Tips for Startups

Following my CASL presentation, which was delivered as part of the MaRS Discovery District‘s Best Practices Series, I recorded a short video with the MaRS Discovery District which contains Five Hot CASL Tips for Startups.  The video is below:

 

This post was created and published on June 1, 2014.

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CASL Presentation at MaRS Discovery District

Earlier today, I delivered a CASL presentation as part of the MaRS Discovery District‘s Best Practices Series.  Joining me was my colleague, Karen Durell.

The program notice for this presentation is available at http://marsdd.com/events/compliance-canadas-new-anti-spam-legislation-and-how-it-affects-your-startup-mars-best-practices/.

 

A copy of the presentation is available below:

 

This post was created and published on June 1, 2014.

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Speaking Engagement: Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Joint CASL Program

Earlier today, along with a peer from another law firm, I spoke at a CASL program that was organized jointly by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA).

The program was entitled “Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Make Sure You Are Ready,” and my presentation was entitled “What CASL Means for Law Firms/Legal Practices”.  During my presentation, my co-speaker and I discussed: (i) common activities that may fall within CASL’s purview; and (ii) tailored strategies for law firms to stay compliant while continuing their business development efforts.

LSUC OBA CASL April 7 2014
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This post was created and published on June 1, 2014.

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Speaking Engagement: Governing Council of Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Earlier today, during a meeting of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s governing Council, I delivered a CASL presentation for Council Members.

The OBA’s governing Council elects the OBA’s officers, approves the OBA’s budget, and most importantly, determines OBA policy. Council meets four times a year to perform its duties and hear reports from the President, Executive Director, Standing Committees, Divisions and other agenda items set by the President.

 

This post was created and published on June 1, 2014.

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Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

This morning, I discussed Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) at Miller Thomson LLP’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Sector Developments Program.

This program was very well attended, and, in my remarks, I highlighted how CASL impacts charities and not-for-profit organizations.

MT Charities & NFP Sector Developments Program (20140227)
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