CASL’s computer software installation laws could shake up tech industry

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) set to come into force on July 1, many companies have been hard at work overhauling the ways they send commercial emails and messages to their customers. Yet

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

CakeMail offers infographic guide to understanding CASL

The way businesses send email in Canada is about to change. On July 1, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will take effect and many email marketers are scrambling to understand how they can best

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

CASL has companies concerned about class-action risk: Adam Kardash

With the rules of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) now finalized and the first phase coming into effect July 1, it's time for businesses to consider how they will need to make changes in

Published on: May 13th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

CASL destined to be challenged on grounds it violates Charter rights: lawyers

Canada's regulations to limit unwanted email messages from businesses have been four years in the making, but if organizations representing the business community get their way, it could unravel much faster than that.

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BLG points to tech issues as top business risks for 2014

Canada's business landscape is a relatively stable one and a good place to operate in for 2014, Borden Ladner Gervais says, but there will be growing areas of risk that organizations must be

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 10 Community Blogger posts of 2013

At the end of February we had an exciting relaunch of ITBusiness.ca with new site technology and a new approach to content along with it. Our new website was everything you'd expect from

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Decoding CASL – Responding to easyDNS

We've been talking a lot about Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) lately. This piece of legislation will affect how Canadian organizations send electronic messages to consumers, including email, voice, text, and sound missives -

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

3 key things you should know about CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be coming into force July 1, meaning businesses will have to watch what kinds of electronic messages they're allowed to send their customers. And here at IT Business.ca,

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

Two paths to prepare for CASL: Express and implied consent

With the enactment of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) around the corner, it's hard to know what kind of message your business is allowed to send to reach customers, and what kind of message

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

What we learned from running our Twitter chats

With hashtag-based chats cropping up everywhere you look in the Twitterverse, now seems like a good time to talk about how you can moderate a Twitter chat to help you build your brand

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

A marketer’s guide to being CASL ready

Bret Conkin is the chief marketing officer for FundRazr, Canada's biggest crowdfunding platform. He has prepared this list of tips for marketers, in advance of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This post appeared as

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Bret Conkin

Canada’s anti-spam law, all hype or something to watch out for?

We have all been the victims of “spam” at some point in our lives. It is almost daily that we receive some form of unsolicited e-mail message attempting to get us to buy

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal