The Electronic Commerce Protection Act, Bill C-27, has passed second reading in Parliament and will go to committee for review.
Views seem to differ on parts of the bill, while other parts are generally accepted.
One of the areas of contention deals with the degree of consent required to send someone an email. The Bill has an ‘opt in’ system, by which the sender needs the express or implied consent of the addressee to send a message. An existing business relationship may imply consent.
However, some people say that the Bill is so broadly drafted that it would prohibit . . . [more]