Anti-Spam Act (Aka CASL) in Force July 1, 2014

The latest word is that Canada’s anti-spam legislation will be in force on July 1, 2014, with the software provisions coming into force in January 2015. The final regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette on December 18.

More information about the law can be found in previous articles here.

Proponents of the law feel that it is going to have a substantial effect on the fight against spam. But as I have said before, my personal view is that the legislation as drafted is ill-conceived and will be a compliance nightmare for businesses and charities.

Stay tuned as we digest the regulations after they are published.


  1. Apparently charities are to be exempted, which will be a serious relief to them and their advisors (and maybe the recipients of their communications.) So Imagine Canada reports today.