Understanding the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is new federal legislation primarily designed to prohibit the sending of email spam. CASL will take effect, in large part, on July 1, 2014.

The law, which generally prevents the sending of commercial electronic messages without the consent of the recipient, has caused organizations across the country, including MacEwan University, to think differently about the email and other electronic messages we send to our audiences, including students, prospective students, alumni, donors, vendors, governmental bodies, members of the general public, and others.

The documents provided here will provide more background on CASL and the impact on the university. Information and tools are also provided to guide individuals and departments through the steps required to be compliant with the CASL.