What and Why
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a new anti-spam law that applies to any "Commercial Electronic Message" (CEM)
sent from or to Canadian computers and devices in Canada. Messages routed through Canadian computer systems are not subject to this law.
A CEM is any message that:
is in an electronic format, including emails, instant messages, text messages, and some social media communications;
is sent to an electronic address, including email addresses, instant message accounts, phone accounts, and social media accounts; and
contains a message encouraging recipients to take part in some type of
commercial activity, including the promotion of products, services, people/personas, companies, or organizations.
How Deck 7 Complies with CASL
We are committed to reducing the harmful effects of spam and related threats. Our goal is to help create a safer and more secure online marketplace.
In partnership with Canada’s Competition Bureau and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, we work together to enforce this legislation.
We have the primary enforcement responsibility, including powers to investigate and take action against violators, and set administrative monetary penalties. We target those who send commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent or install programs on computers or networks without express consent.
This includes malware, spyware and viruses in computer programs, in spam messages, or downloaded through infected Web links.
We also work to promote
compliance among organizations and individuals,
ensuring that businesses have the information they need to compete in the global marketplace.