Contact

New CRTC CASL (Spam) Compliance Guidelines

Yesterday, Canada’s CRTC issued new Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines (CRTC Bulletin 2014-326) to assist businesses develop compliance programs to comply with Canada’s upcoming anti-spam law (CASL) and existing do-not-call list rules. In general, the CRTC’s new Guidelines describe why corporate compliance programs are important and what the CRTC sees as the essential elements of a…

The open road

Competition & Taxis: European Protest Quotes

The battle between ride-sharing apps and conventional taxis in cities around the world has been escalating for months. Today, however, marked one of the most confrontational days in this taxi competition tussle (if not the most confrontational to date) with protests in London and across Europe. I thought it would be interesting to gather a…

Computer

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Canada’s new Anti-Spam legislation, commonly known as “CASL”, establishes an “opt-in” regime by making it presumptively unlawful to send a commercial electronic message (CEM), unless the recipient has consented to receive it, and the sender includes certain information and an unsubscribe mechanism. CASL applies to anyone who uses email for any commercial purpose. Violators face…