Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
We are committed to reducing the harmful effects of spam and related threats to electronic commerce and are working towards a safer and more secure online marketplace.
Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) helps protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.
How is the CASL enforced? For the most part, CASL is enforced by undertakings and issuing notices of violations.
Understanding Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
What you should know about Canada’s new law and how to comply with it:
- Enforcement Advisory - Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent
- New requirements for installing computer programs now in force.
- Frequently asked questions about the new law and CRTC’s enforcement role
- Guidelines to help businesses develop corporate compliance programs: Information Bulletin CRTC 2014-326
- Guidelines on the use of toggling as a means of obtaining express consent under Canada’s anti-spam legislation: Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-549
- Guidelines on the interpretation of the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations: Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-548
- Watch our Information session on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and learn how to comply
- Watch our video: How do I know if Canada’s Anti-spam legislation applies to my business or organization? [Transcript]
Did you know?
On October 11, 2016, the CRTC will be hosting a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on Communications Security: Collaborating to eliminate spam and nuisance communications. The workshop will be held in partnership with the International Institute of Communications’ (IIC) Communications Policy & Regulation Week.
The issue of spam and nuisance communications is a priority for many governments, and one where international collaboration is needed in areas of policy, regulation, and enforcement. Our workshop will bring together international experts to discuss challenges and successes in moving the spam and nuisance communications agenda forward at home and abroad. Through information sharing and the exchange of views, this interactive workshop will identify actionable items for cross border collaboration in a rapidly changing environment.
For more information on this unique workshop, and to register, please visit the IIC’s website.
- Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and its regulations
- Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations
- Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Federal Trade Commission and the CRTC on mutual assistance in the Enforcement of Laws on commercial email and telemarketing
- Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation, Coordination and Information Sharing between the Commissioner of Competition, the CRTC and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- A guide for businesses doing e-marketing on how to comply with federal privacy law when collecting electronic addresses
- How the CRTC Helps Protect Canadians
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