- Marketing Services
- Marketing Resources
- Marketing Articles
- Video Channel
- Contact Us
What penalties can be faced for violating CASL?
The consequences can be costly. Individuals may be fined up to $1 million, and companies up to $10 million.
Who has to obey this legislation?
CASL applies not only to Canadian companies and groups that send electronic messages, but also to any organization from outside of Canada that is contacting Canadians. For example, if a business in America sends an email to a consumer in Canada who has not given consent, then that business is in violation of CASL, and can be prosecuted.
What agencies enforce CASL?
The Competition Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada are the three agencies, all government-run, that are in charge of enforcing the legislation.