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When CASL consents expire

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from law firms and other professional services firms warning me that if I do not confirm my subscription to their newsletters, they will stop sending them to me. These firms have misunderstood changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) that came into force on July 1. The changes to rules for sending “commercial electronic messages” (CEMs) only affected the transitional three-year expiry for implied consents deriving from existing business and non-business relationships. These changes did not affect express consents or implied consents deriving from putting one’s coordinates on a webpage or handing out a ... [more] Full article

Get ready for changes to Canada’s anti-spam law

July 1, 2017, is not just Canada’s 150th birthday. It is also the day when important changes to Canada’s anti-spam law (“CASL”) come into force. CASL is one of the ... [more] Full article

CASL Crunch: Kellogg’s Pays $60k

Kellogg’s has agreed to pay $60,000 and undertook to ensure that it, and its third party email marketers, comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL). Kellogg’s was alleged to have sent ... [more] Full article

Complying with CASL: CRTC Releases Information Bulletin

Just in time for the coming into force of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) on July 1st, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has published a set of guidelines ... [more] Full article

CASL / Anti-Spam Contributors

W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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