Why your business should care about CASL

There's a new rule book coming out for all digital marketers. It strikes at the core of many of the most common online marketing activities (like e-mail marketing), setting strict standards in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Robert Burko

Canada’s privacy watchdog calls for sharper teeth in digital age

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada wants to beef up privacy laws to keep up with the pace of the digital age and its endless thirst for acquiring personal information, the office announced today.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Online business also risky business in Canada, law firm says

Has government laid down new red tape that is making it riskier to conduct business online? If you ask Toronto-based law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), the answer is yes – new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anti-spam law adds exceptions, delayed until 2014

The anti-spam legislation passed into law more than two years ago will not be coming into force until late in 2013 and possibly not until 2014, according to an Industry Canada official. It’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Five ways to tell it’s spam

With what some have called the toughest anti-spam legislation in the world expected to finally come into force next year after having been originally passed in December 2010, small businesses should ensure they're

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

CRTC issues first two guidelines under new anti-spam law

Canada's federal communications regulator has issued its first two bulletins laying out guidelines for anti-spam laws. The biggest new rule is designed to stop businesses from assuming aconsumer has opted in to an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s anti-spam law takes effect next year

The country's long awaited anti-spam law will be implemented in 2013, according to Industry Minister Christian Paradis. Speaking at the Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum in Stratford, Ont., this week, the minister said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

A new take on an old scam

Example of a BBB spoofed email by Paul Wood Social engineering reared its ugly head in January. The latest intelligence report from Symantec saw businesses being targeted with emails purporting to be from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2012 Paul Wood

Spammers adopt new attack strategies for ‘New Year’

by Paul Wood The New Year saw an increase in global spam levels as spammers continued to take advantage of holidays and major current events in an effort to entice users to click on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

Video Rewind: Anti-spam advice from MessageLabs

Canada's anti-spam law - it's been debated by politicians for years and security companies have long warned that businesses need to prepare for it, and now it's finally happening. Canada'a parliament passed Bill

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A new twist on shortened URLs as spam carriers

by Paul Wood For some time Symantec has been warning social networking users to beware of shortened URLs as sometimes it can be hard to see where the link will actually lead. Spammers have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Paul Wood

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood