Day: November 24, 2014

CASL: getting consents for upgrades to computer programs on pre-installed and resold devicesCASL: getting consents for upgrades to computer programs on pre-installed and resold devices



Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) requires a person installing updates or upgrades to computer programs on another person’s computer system to obtain an express consent. This can be a challenge. If a person is able to get a consent to the installation of the program before installing it, the person can get consent to the installation of the update or upgrade at that time. The person cannot get consent for updates or upgrades that require enhanced disclosure under s.10(5) of CASL at that time, unless, of course, the person knows about them and can get a consent for them in advance.

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