Proposed Canadian Anti-Spam Law

On Friday, the federal government introduced long-overdue draft anti-spam legislation, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act. The law would allow civil lawsuits against spammers, and is designed to target email spam, as well as spam directed to cellphones and mobile devices. The proposed law would be enforced by the Privacy Commissioner, the Competition Bureau, and the CRTC, which raises questions about effective coordination of enforcement across multiple branches of government and quasi-government bodies. The law contemplates fines of up to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for corporate offenders.

Calgary – 20:45 MST

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