Confused By CASL? Know Your Next Steps

Note: This article was written in 2014 to respond to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) that came into effect July 1, 2014 and the difficulty small businesses were having complying.

According to a recent CFIB survey, 62% of small businesses have yet to take any steps to comply to CASL. Although this is concerning (we've done a bit of CASL advocacy with our clients, of course), we would like to make it easy for you to figure out whether or not you comply and, if you don't, know what steps to follow to implement CASL in your business.

With the help of this workflow, you can see what elements of CASL you need to implement for your business.

CASL checklist workflow

Disclaimer: this workflow do not constitute legal advice on CASL compliance. Your lawyer is always your best resource when it comes to compliance to legislation.

Is Your Business Ready for July 1st? A CASL Primer


What is CASL?

On July 1st, 2014, the federal government of Canada will formally launch the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The CASL is a set of laws designed to protect Canadians from excessive spam,  to determine how predefined online communications practices are to be allowed within Canada, to assign penalties to businesses and individuals who break CASL laws, and to enable Canadians to report spam on the CASL site itself. (more…)

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