Canada Eases Consumer Spamming Protections

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications regulator unveiled final anti-spamming regulations on Wednesday that eased the consent and disclosure requirements for companies that send consumers a broad range of unsolicited electronic communications, while imposing more stringent consent obligations for the installation of potentially invasive computer programs.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued these regulations under Canada's Anti-Spam Act, known as Bill C-28, which was enacted in December 2010 with the intent of promoting e-commerce by deterring spam, identity theft, phishing, spyware, viruses, botnets and misleading commercial representations...
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