Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

What is CASL?

CASL is a complex Canadian Federal regulatory regime that regulates a broad range of online and electronic communications and activities including:

  • The sending of commercial electronic messages (such as emails and texts)
  • The installation of computer programs
  • Online advertising and marketing
  • Online collection of personal information (including email addresses)

Who Should Comply?

Everyone who communicates electronically or conducts business online, including:

  • Business (all sizes)
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Charities
  • Individuals

Consequences of Non-Compliance

There are significant potential consequences for non-compliance, including:

  • Fines of up to $1,000,000 for individuals and $10,000,000 for organizations (corporations, partnerships, etc.)
  • Directors' and officers' personal liability
  • Civil liability and class actions

How We Can Help

We provide our Canadian and international clients with a full range of CASL consultation and representation services, including:

  • CASL compliance programs, tailored to each client's particular needs
  • CASL compliance training
  • Representation before regulators and courts

For more information on CASL, click here