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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law in Force July 1, 2014 – Is Your Organization Ready?

Technology & Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Algonquin, Escarpment & Huron Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6

Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Toronto, ON
M5H 2T6
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Despite sustained opposition from a wide range of businesses and other organizations, the Canadian government has finalized its controversial anti-spam legislation - known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) - and announced that it will be bringing the law into force starting on July 1, 2014.

CASL establishes a complex opt-in regime which regulates the use of both commercial electronic messages, and computer programs (including cookies), with serious ramifications for organizations that do business in Canada and that promote products and services to or from Canadian markets.

Given that the CASL regime touches upon multiple different subject areas, this seminar will bring together subject matter experts from technology law, privacy law, communications and litigation to provide a uniquely comprehensive review of CASL requirements, with a view to implementing effective compliance and risk management strategies which will work within an organization’s existing compliance framework.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Overview
  • Anti-spam requirements
  • Computer program/cookie requirements
  • Privacy compliance implications
  • CRTC Enforcement
  • Litigation, Extended Liability and the Due Diligence defence


John Beardwood – Co-Chair, Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group, & Member, Privacy and Information Protection Practice Group
Alex Cameron – Member, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, & Member, Privacy and Information Protection Practice Group
Barbara Miller - Immediate past Co-Chair of National Communications Law Practice Group
Gabriel Stern – Member, Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group


  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration and Lunch
  • 12:00 am - 2:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


We are now at room capacity and have closed registration. Thank you for your interest in this program.

For more information please contact:

Zahra Malik
+1 416 868 3329