Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

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Information on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation which came into force on July 1st 2014

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Summary Overview:

 “Canada's new anti-spam law was passed in December 2010 and, following a Governor in Council order, it will enter into force on July 1, 2014. Once the law is in force, it will help to protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace. On January 15, 2015, sections of the Act related to the unsolicited installation of computer programs or software come into force.”[1]

Symantec clients should be aware of this new Anti-Spam legislation for Canada. This legislation applies to not only Symantec clients based in Canada, but also for clients that send emails to any companies or users based in Canada.

 

If you have any further queries or require additional information about the legislation it is advisable to contact your own Legal/IT teams.

 1. As quoted from the Government of Canada’s Website
http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/h_00039.html