Patrick Flaherty comments on the CRTC’s approach to Canada’s anti-spam guidelines, in Law Times

Lawyers Critical of Spam Guidance

October 29, 2012

The anti-spam guidelines issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission earlier this month in response to demands for clarification from the business community appear to have created more concerns than they allay.

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act was enacted in December 2010. The government has yet to proclaim it, although that’s expected early in 2013. But recently, the CRTC released the electronic commerce protection regulations related to the information required in commercial electronic messages.

"The regulations were disappointing because they were not clear on specific compliance issues," says Patrick Flaherty. "The guidelines help in that way but they also reflect a very narrow interpretation of the legislation."

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