CASL is a Dumb Law That Could Bite Your Business
Last week a key piece of legislation was suspended that could have spelled doom and gloom for business owners in Canada when the Government of Canada suspended a key provision of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
Thanks to successful lobbying by Canadian businesses, charities, not-for-profit corporations, and even citizens, the “Private Right of Action” provisions, essentially the ability lawsuits to be filed for alleged breaches of the legislation, which was to take effect July 1st 2017, was suspended.
This was a great move, not because businesses spam people incessantly, but because other measures are already in place, and these added burdens would have made it harder for Canadian businesses to compete in a global economy. (more…)