Breaking through the firewall between Security and Privacy: Canadian Anti: On July 1 2014 the new Canadian Anti-Spam legislation CASL will begin to be enforcedfirst of three phases. Why should I care if I live outside Canada, or what does it mean if I am a Canadian Business, or should I care if I am a SMB, as this is only for spammers/the ‘bad’ guys?
Well you will be very surprised at the answers to these questions. So let’s get started.
One of the first things that most experts agree with is that the ‘new’ Canadian legislation/regulations is one of the strongest invoked anywhere in the world that is concerning commercial messaging.
But I am getting ahead of myself. In the 1st part what is exactly CASL? In the best non-legal verbiage, CASL establishes the rules concerning commercial electronic messages CEM. ALL OEM, with exceptions see below for some examples, must have explicit consent OPT-IN before the OEM is sent. It also deals with installation of software programs just to make things more interesting. This last part is something that should worry software development companies. In fact I would hazard a guess that most software developers are not aware of this implication more on this later.