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|The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ Updates on CASL|
Roland Hung, Shana Wolch; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014, including the provisions for sending commercial electronic messages (“CEM”) (section 6) and installing computer programs (section 8). Since July 1, 2014, it is reported that the CRTC has received more than 1,000 complaints. Hence, awareness of...
|Senate Intel Committee Passes Cybersecurity Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 12 to 3. The legislation would make it easier for businesses and the government to share information with each other about cyber-attacks. Despite the vote, the bill continues to face...
|Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves as a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing...
|CRTC Issues Updated Guidance on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation|
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014We previously provided a detailed analysis of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”). The provisions that regulate the transmission of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) came into force on July 1, 2014, and are now effective.
|How to Market Alcohol Beverages Legally Using Social Media|
Elizabeth A. DeConti; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Restaurants and bars are marketing food and beverage items using social media more than ever before. Brands use social media sites such as Twitter to engage consumers and generate conversation, and companies make offers to consumers on Facebook and Foursquare to promote brand loyalty. These offers...
|CASL Guidance for Registered Charities|
Rahim Esmail, Meghan Waters; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which came into force on July 1, 2014, is considered to be the toughest commercial electronic messaging (“CEM”) legislation in the world, with substantial fines for violations (including fines up to $10 million for...
|Are You Complying with Canada's New Anti-Spam Rules?|
Dorothy Deng, Jefferson C. Glassie; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation has gone into effect as of July 1, 2014, but there’s no need to panic if you know the basics.
|Florida Expands Requirements for Reporting Data Theft|
Matan A. Scheier, John Squitero; Katz Barron Squitero Faust;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014In response to increasing incidence and sophistication of cybercrimes, the State of Florida has expanded the guidelines of its existing data breach notification law. As a result, Florida businesses are well advised to upgrade their security protocols to decrease the likelihood of data theft, and...
|You Can Stay Anonymous: SCC Recognizes a Privacy Interest in Protecting Anonymity on the Internet|
Roland Hung, Charles S. Morgan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 22, 2014On June 13, 2014, in a landmark privacy ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) in R v Spencer (“Spencer”) unanimously recognized that, in addition to confidentiality and control of the use of personal information, there may be a privacy interest in protecting anonymity...
|One final reminder - Are You Ready for Anti-Spam?|
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014Any individual, business or organization that uses email, text messages or social networks to promote their products and services should take note of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and its accompanying regulations. Effective July 1, 2014, the new law will regulate electronic interaction and...