What you need to know about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Businesses who don't want to be subject to hefty fines are being urged to learn how new anti-spam rules starting next month in Canada will affect every e-mail and text they send out.

New rules under Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) comes into force July 1.

As of July 1, electronic messages sent by business owners and their employees will be subject to new rules under Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL).

Breaking those rules could result in up to $10 million in fines.

The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a seminar to provide detailed information on exactly what the impact of CASL is, and what steps local businesses need to take in order to comply.

“Being able to communicate electronically is a vital asset for all businesses, be it for marketing, sales or simply sharing information,” said Chamber President Kevin Hargreaves. “However, this new legislation establishes some very strict new rules and it is essential that local businesses educate themselves.”

Web expert Joey Gault will be the guest speaker, and will be joined by local lawyer Michele Allinotte for a panel discussion.

The free seminar will be held Wednesday, June 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Nav Centre.

The seminar is open to all but seating is limited. Register by filling out an online form at cornwallchamber.com or by contacting Chamber staff directly at 613-933-4004.

The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.

For more information, visit the governement's website fightspam.gc.ca.

Organizations: Area Chamber of Commerce

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Stuart Blaber
    June 30, 2014 - 16:00

    Business used to survive just fine before the internet existed. Any law that stops them from inundating my email box with junk is a blessing. what I don't like is the Fed's interfering in the internet. This is the thin edge of the knife.