Skip to comments.Your Email to Canada May Now be Against the Law--Storming the CASL (Canada Anti-Spam Legislation)
Posted on 07/16/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
If you or your organization is found to have sent non-compliant electronic messages, it can mean up to a $1 million dollar fine for individuals and $10 million dollars for corporations. Officers,directors and agents of a corporation can be liable if they directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in, or participated in the commission of the violation.
CASL applies, if any element of the electronic message encourages participation in a commercial activity.
It applies to emails, instant messages, SMS messages and messages sent to similar accounts.
This means that the form, content and unsubscribe requirements established by CASL apply to foreign messages including those sent by foreign organizations to Canadian recipients.
Yes, CASL applies to Social Media.
According to the CRTC: a typical advertisement placed on a website or blog post would not be captured..., whether communication using social media fits the definition of electronic address, must be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending upon, for example, how the specific social media platform in question functions and is used. For example, a Facebook wall post would not be captured. However, messages sent to other users using a social media messaging system (e.g., Facebook messaging and LinkedIn messaging), would qualify as sending messages to electronic addresses.
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Canadian laws have no standing applicable to residents in the United States.
Canadian laws are for residents of Canada, not the USA.
So somehow the Canadian authorities are going to mosey on down here to Texas and fine me a million dollars? Or will they have the Texas Rangers or Interpol do it? Now I see why so many conservatives are headed for Asia.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
If your legislators are anything like ours it's a pretty safe bet that somewhere in this 165 page Bill is a clause that could mean that the use of a colon instead of a semicolon would make a particular email a violation of this act.
I got an e-mail the other day from Amazon. It asked me if I was Canadian - if I was, it wanted me to authorize e-mails from Amazon to me. Amazon wanted to remain in compliance.
I ignored it since I’m not Canadian - but I guess the request was genuine ...
Odd, United States laws seem to be applied to non-citizens residing outside the United States with surprising frequency. For example, the U.S. is seeking the extradition of Julian Assange, and Australian citizen, for actions taken outside the United States; Manuel Noriega was charged in U.S. court with various violations of U.S. law (drug smuggling, money laundering, among others) even though as the head of state of Panama when the acts took place, he arguable was not only subject to U.S. law, but had sovereign immunity; the folly of treating acts of terrorism as crimes rather than acts of war has produced many other examples.
Why should Canada not do the same regarding Americans in the U.S. sending e-mail to Canada in violation of Canadian law?
I just sent this entire thread to every Canadian I know, and a few I don’t. Hey Mounties! Yoo-hoo, Dudley Doo-Right! I’m down here in Alabama! Hope this helps you find me!
They have no jurisdiction outside their borders.
I believe any company doing business with Canada must store personal customer information in Canada and thus be subjected to the law. I’m wondering about big corporations like Disney, which will not take me off their mailing lists.
Yep, one effect of the law was that every company scrambled to notify everyone in their lists. I was receiving emails from companies I hadn’t heard from in more than a decade.
I do know that many companies opted to move their data to Canada to protect customer privacy. The data centre business has been booming here of late.
“the use of a colon....”
Sir, under the new multi-national, cross border, Memorandum of Understanding, anything whatsoever deemed negative about, or hurtful to, colons IST VERBOTEN!
Colons are semi-sacred to Obamoids and Queer Nation.
So Canadians Mounties are goona cross the border `n come to my house with an arrest warrant? gimme a break!
If I get a Canadian e-mail address ... will I get less Spam?!
I can’t add anything to it.