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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Coming In July

[ 0 ] Mar. 18, 2014 | SBO Editor

Canada's anti-spam law

Are you ready for Canada’s anti-spam law? It is going into effect in July.

Elite Email has put together the Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Survival Guide to help businesses prepare for fast approaching Canada’s Anti-Spam Law.

Canada’s new anti-spam law takes effect on July 2014, but many organizations still are not ready and are not sure what to do. Our comprehensive guide covers all the key information about the new law as well as providing a step-by-step action plan for compliance.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Elite Email, a world leader in digital marketing based in Canada, released its CASL Survival Guide today, an online guide designed to help businesses worldwide prepare for Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).

“Marketers and business owners in Canada, the United States and abroad, have four months to get their mailing lists and other databases in shape to ensure compliance with CASL.” says Robert Burko, President of Elite Email, Canada’s leading email and mobile marketing provider.

One of the most aggressive anti-spam laws in the world, CASL means businesses cannot send commercial electronic messages (emails or texts) to Canadians after July 1, 2014, without proper consent. The penalties for violations can be up to a million dollars for an individual, and as high as ten million for companies.

“Businesses must adapt now and many organizations are not ready. They simply don’t know how to prepare,” says Burko, who is also an authorized speaker for the Email Experience Council. “Our CASL Survival Guide provides them with comprehensive steps to help navigate the path to compliance.”

The free online guide outlines in layman’s terms: the regulations, timing, requirements, penalties and exemptions (different for certain American and Canadian companies) surrounding CASL. Consent is at the heart of the new law. The guide helps organizations identify whether or not they have proper consent, and if not, how to secure it prior to the imminent deadline via a step-by-step action plan.

Compliance planning must go into high gear now. Elite Email’s Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Survival Guide, also available in pdf and eBook formats, is a helpful tool in understanding this new rule book, impacting the digital marketing landscape in Canada.

To jump ahead to important sections in the guide, see links below:

For more information, visit http://www.eliteemail.com/learning-center/casl/.

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