Day: September 30, 2013

Canada’s anti-spam law and universitiesCanada’s anti-spam law and universities



Contrary to a popular misconception, Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) will apply to Canadian universities. Unlike universities and charities in other countries like Australia that have specific exemptions,  CASL will impose significant burdens on these organizations even though they are the least likely offenders and have very constrained resources, making compliance even more difficult for them.

When CASL was introduced, the public was told that organizations that did not engage in commercial activities such as  charities did not need to worry about CASL because it only applied to the extent their communications involved selling or promoting a product.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-09-29Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-09-29