Untouchable? A Plan for Battling Spam in Canada

My regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) highlights my new study on the state of anti-spam legislative measures in Canada. Despite absence of specific anti-spam legislation, the paper argues that when viewed in combination, the current Canadian legal options allow for enforcement actions against virtually all of the conduct identified by most global anti-spam legislation including the use of deceptive headers, failure to honor opt-out requests, limitations on email address harvesting and sales, and the unauthorized use of computing equipment to send spam. The problem, the paper argues, rests primarily with the lack of aggressive enforcement initiatives. also see: Untouchable? A Canadian Perspective on the Anti-Spam Battle

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