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Comments Sought in Anti-Spam Regulations

PRIVACY LAW

July 19, 2011

The entities that will implement Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation have each released draft regulations for comment. Industry Canada's draft regulations define what constitutes family and personal relationships--both exceptions to obtaining user consent under the proposed legislation, Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports, which could affect "forward to a friend" marketing campaigns. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission draft regulations address commercial electronic message content; request for express consent requirements for sending commercial messages, and notice and consent requirements.
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