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Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

What is CASL?

“An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act”

Primarily this legislation will affect your organizations’ commercial electronic messages which you will see referenced throughout documentation and websites as CEM.  A great website which defines this legislation in respect to non-profits is Imagine Canada at http://www.imaginecanada.ca/public-policy-issues/anti-spam-regulations-casl External.

There are several relevant resources in the Appendices section, be sure you are reading information for non-profits and charities.