Anti-Spam Law: See updated CASL v. CAN-SPAM summary

Are you one of those who have been monitoring the progress of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL)?  

If so, you may also have given some thought to the difference between the existing U.S. rules under the CAN-SPAM Act, and the new Canadian rules under CASL coming into force in 2012.  After all, the CAN-SPAM rules have been in place for years, and have become accepted industry practice for marketers and others in the U.S., and to a certain extent, informally, in Canada. 

CASL and CAN-SPAM are similar in some basic respects, but they are very different in important ways.  As we’ve explained in earlier posts, CASL has broader application, a higher standard for consent, greater penalties, and a clearer out-of-country reach than the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act. 

Our SlideShare overview, Comparing CASL to CAN-SPAM, has received over 1,000 views to date.  We’ve just updated the overview to reflect the recently finalized CRTC regulations which set out requirements for consent and message content.  Take a look at the updated Comparing CASL to CAN-SPAM and let us know if it answers your questions.

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Margot Patterson

About Margot Patterson

Margot Patterson is Counsel with Dentons' Intellectual Property, Communications Law, Competition Law, and Media, Entertainment and Sports practice groups, with a practice focused on media, brands and intellectual property.

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