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CASL: The Implied Consent Transition Period Ends on July 1. What Does it Mean for You?

June 13, 2017

The majority of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the associated Regulations came into force almost three years ago, on July 1, 2014.

Provisions in CASL related to unsolicited installation of computer programs or software came into force on July 1, 2015.

As of July 1, 2017, it is the end of the special transition period for implied consent. This was a one-time transition period of three years.

After July 1, 2017, only implied consent arising from a relationship which ended on or after July 1, 2015 (i.e., two years) will be valid.

By now, you have set out a plan to comply with CASL, and your business has implemented the changes that may be required in order to meet the regulations associated with this legislation.

In 2013, we provided an overview of the proposed Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and a series of information bulletins to help you understand the impact of this law and to help you begin planning for compliance. You can review each bulletin again and then consult the checklist for compliance to determine the action needed that ensures you are in compliance with the legislation.

View all previous fact sheets here.

For more information, visit www.fightspam.gc.ca. (Note: The Private Right of Action provision slated to come into effect on July 1, 2017 has been delayed indefinitely. Read More)