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Final Spam Regulations Released

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

March 29, 2012

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released the final regulations to be enforced under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which was passed into law more than a year ago, reports ITBusiness.ca. The CRTC received comments on the legislation from about 60 groups and 10 individuals, resulting in changes to the amount of contact information necessary in marketing e-mails and eliminating the two-click opt-out requirement. The law now reads, "any unsubscribe mechanism should be accessed without difficulty or delay and should be simple, quick and easy for the consumer to use." The law applies to all electronic messages, including instant messages and telephone accounts--and is expected to be enforced imminently, according to the report.
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