Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) establishes rules for the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and the installation of computer programs. CASL also prohibits the unauthorized alteration of transmission data. The rules that apply to CEMs come into force on July 1, 2014 while the rules governing computer programs take effect Jan. 15, 2015, followed by the private right of action on July 1, 2017.
In order to comply with Canada’s anti-spam legislation, when sending commercial e-mail you need three things:
You must have expressed or implied consent to send a message.
- Identification information
You must clearly and simply identify yourselves and anyone else on whose behalf the message is sent.
- Unsubscribe mechanism
You must provide a way for recipients to unsubscribe from receiving messages in the future.
For more information about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) visit Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)’s website.