Canada’s Anti-Spam Law – Pure Burden

As of this writing (first typed-up on Monday, July 14, 2014), I went to the bottom of the last webpage I noted above, which is still here  http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-1.6/page-1.html and found the following, which reads (in part)…

Precedence of this Act

2. In the event of a conflict between a provision of this Act and a provision of Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the provision of this Act operates despite the provision of that Part, to the extent of the conflict.

From my (non-lawyer) perspective, this superseding precedence is a significant cause of concern. To briefly encapsulate my concerns: (Although I have yet to read all of the relevant legislation.) The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act would seem to me, to grant protections to Canadians; whereas by my reading, CASL is all about imposing restrictions. CASL does nothing to grant any Canadian any substantive protection from harm in real-world conditions; although it does throw a big wet blanket on my campaigning and entrepreneurial plans.

There will be more on this later (when I’ve had a chance to catch-up on that reading).

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