The CRTC recently published a Report on the Informal Consultation of 25 February 2013 among Industry and Consumer Groups and CRTC Staff on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. The consultation followed the Commission’s release of guidelines on CASL.
The objective of the informal consultation “was to facilitate a focused conversation and gather useful information regarding issues that businesses and consumer groups foresee when CASL comes into force.” The discussions focused on six topics:
- Proof of consent
- Section 66 of CASL and the three-year transitional period
- Obtaining consent to send a commercial electronic message (CEM) – seeking consent for affiliates
- Prescribed information in a CEM – “on behalf of”
- Installation of computer programs
The report summarizes some of the concerns raised by participants.