Aug 19th, 2019
May 7th, 2013
By Nathalie Proulx
Canada's Anti-Spam Law (the "Law") should enter into force in 2013 (the exact date is not yet known). Once this new Law is enacted, it may well have an impact on your business.
Here are a few guidelines:
Infringement of the Law could be very costly to your company and its directors, officers and agents (under certain conditions). In addition to penalties, they may be subject to civil remedies and requirements to pay compensation.
We therefore recommend that you review and update your company's communication practices and list of business relations prior to the Law coming into force, and ensure that your company will be able to meet the requirements as to the form and content of commercial electronic messages to be sent pursuant to the Law. This cannot be done overnight, therefore it is best to see to it as soon as possible!
Nathalie Proulx practices business law, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions and financing. She also provides advice to multiple enterprises on various legal issues they have in their daily business affairs.