— The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today announced that Canada's anti-spam law will come into force on July 1, 2014.
"Our government does not believe Canadians should receive emails they do not want or did not ask to receive," said Minister Moore. "These legislative measures will protect consumers from spam and other threats that lead to harassment, identity theft and fraud. We are prohibiting unsolicited text messages, including cellphone spam, and giving Canadian businesses clarity so they can continue to compete in the online marketplace."
Bill C-28 received support from all parties in the House of Commons and Senate and was passed by Parliament in December 2010. The legislation was the result of extensive consultation with Canadian businesses. Canada's anti-spam law will deter the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam, such as identity theft, phishing and spyware, from occurring in Canada and will help drive out spammers. Canadian charities, which operate based on the generosity of Canadians, will be able to continue fundraising as before.
"Canada's anti-spam legislation will mark a new era in consumers' and citizens' use of the Internet to communicate with businesses," said John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.... Read More