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Jul 28th 2011, 15:44

Canada's Anti-Spam Law

Posted by Jason Luke
In December, 2010, Canada filling passed federal anti-spam legislation, after being the only G8 country not to have one. It was Bill C-28, formerly know as Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA). That name was dropped and now it has a variety of names, including Canada's Online Protection Legislation (COPL)
This law now gives Canada the strictest such law in the world and will have dramatic effects on businesses operating in Canada. Unlike the US, where CAN-SPAM covers only email, this law covers any electronic message, which is defined as "a message sent by any means of telecommunication, including a text, sound, voice or image message." So this would encompass all unsolicited email, text messages, tweets, instant messages sent to a business person. It does not

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