Announcement

October 24, 2017

Commissioner shares his views on the review of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation

Today, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to share his views on the review of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL).

In his statement, the Commissioner indicated that CASL has been positive in helping to fight spam and to address certain online threats that can be harmful to Canadians. He also suggested the following legislative changes for consideration:

  • Giving the OPC more flexibility to share information with the CRTC and the Bureau.
  • Clarifying the conflict provision in CASL (s. 2) which states that CASL takes precedence over PIPEDA in the event of a conflict.
  • Clarifying the “spyware” provision – s. 7.1(3)
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