Day: December 16, 2013

The Industry Canada CASL regulations and RIAS: a lost opportunityThe Industry Canada CASL regulations and RIAS: a lost opportunity



If it was not clear enough before that there are many problems with CASL, it became evident when Industry Canada released the final regulations and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (the RIAS). CASL takes an extremely broad “ban all” approach to regulating commercial messages and the installation of computer programs. This structure makes the exceptions particularly important because every CEM sent without consent (and following the prescribed rules) and every computer program installed on any computer (machine or device) without consent (and making the required disclosures) as part of a commercial activity will be illegal.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-12-15Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-12-15