As the voice for privacy and access in Canada, we strive to provide timely information about data privacy, access, data protection/governance and information risk management.
PACC sends occasional emails about industry news, standards, guidelines, opportunities, precedents, and publications to people who opt in to receive information, and to others who need current, reliable privacy/access information in their roles. Even if you did not initiate contact, you might receive email from PACC — and we are careful to ensure that that, too, complies with current anti-spam legislation.
To continue to stay up-to-date about the issues, activities and achievements relevant to Canadians interested in or affected by information privacy and access to information, especially those in Canada’s broad access and privacy community, simply click this link to indicate your consent and ensure uninterrupted communications.
A few key points about CASL:
- The Anti-Spam law was developed to stem the tide of spam and malware and imposes significant penalties for individuals, organizations, and the directors and officers of organizations
- Emails must include the sender’s contact information and, if the message is being sent on someone else’s behalf, their identity and contact information as well
- Emails must include a clear and simple mechanism to opt out or unsubscribe, and that must remain available for 60 days after the message is sent. (PACC has always provided very clear and simple opt out or unsubscribe mechanisms. If in doubt, opting out can be accomplished with a (polite) request to any of our contact points.)
Stay in Touch
As always, we value your feedback and guidance. If there are any areas of interest you would like to pursue to improve Canada’s privacy and access-to-information landscape, please feel free to contact us and let us know.
Did you Know
The full name of CASL is:
An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23
To read the law, visit http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-1.6/FullText.html
How to report spam
Visit fightspam.gc.ca and either use the online form to report spam or submit information about other electronic threats; or submit complaints about email spam to the Spam Reporting Centre at email@example.com
Complaints about unsolicited phone calls should be submitted to the CRTC through its National Do Not Call List.