October 15, 2012 5:15 AM
The government continues to drag its feet on bringing forward anti-spam regulations - Canada's anti-spam law received royal assent in 2010 but won't take effect until 2013 at the earliest - but the CRTC seems determined to move things forward.
Yesterday [October 10, 2012] it released two information bulletins that provide guidelines on how it will interpret the law and regulations. These include examples of appropriate opt-out mechanisms and the use of toggling to obtain express consent. The CRTC guidelines are helpful, but without movement from Industry Canada, the law will remain effectively dormant.
Originally posted on Michael Geist's Blog
Michael Geist holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He can reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.michaelgeist.ca
Posted by Sue Ansell at October 15, 2012 5:15 AM
Categories: Technology law