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

Spammers full of tricks, offer no treats for Halloween

Spammers seem to have an uncanny ability to figure out a way to get past our filters - both the ones we put up with our technology and our brains through critical thinking.

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Twitter adds ability to receive DMs from everyone

Twitter is now more like e-mail. Users can choose to allow people they do not follow to send them a direct message. Previously, Twitter users had to follow each other in order to

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

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

How to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation is coming. It will come into force July 1, and it will have a broad sweeping impact on all organizations that use e-mail marketing, mobile marketing, and other forms

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Robert Burko

Industry Minister hosts invite-only CASL roundtable

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation being given Royal Assent in 2010 and still not being enforced as the regulations are worked out, it could be understandable if some businesses think of CASL as more

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Robert Burko

‘Lionytics’ takes spam battle to social media

Developers looking to ward off spam from social media and email now have one more tool in their arsenal, thanks to new software from Ottawa-based Lionhardt Technologies. Lionytics, an anti-spam application programming interface

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Candice So

5 tips for a successful Twitter chat from successful hosts

Twitter chats are not new but they can be a powerful way of gaining engagement and traction in the social sphere. A Twitter chat is simply a pre-planned chat between various Twitter users

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

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

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras