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  • Protect Your Business or Organization Online or While Mobile - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    privacy or account settings Where available visit the secure HTTPS version of sites and not the unsecure regular HTTP site in particular when you are making transactions and exchanging sensitive data Be mindful of the URL in the address bar while you re exchanging sensitive data if the S disappears you should log out right away Try to avoid exchanging sensitive information while on public Wi Fi networks Remember that once you are on the network it is much easier for anyone else on the network to see what you are doing If you find yourself using public Wi Fi a lot using a virtual private network VPN makes a lot of sense It will direct all your web activity through a secure independent network that encrypts and protects all your data You can set up a VPN for your business or organization If you re using your computer or device in a public Wi Fi zone but you re not on the Internet it doesn t hurt to turn the Wi Fi function off on your device Doing so could prevent a spammer from connecting to your device Protect Your Electronic Email Addresses Consider creating an employee email policy that restricts the amount of personal email sent through business email addresses This will reduce electronic threats such as viruses that can come unknown to the employee in videos pictures and links from personal contacts Know where your company email addresses and mobile numbers are being posted Posting an electronic address anywhere on the Internet can attract spam Share your company electronic addresses where possible only with people and organizations you know and trust If specific email addresses at your business are getting a lot of spam consider replacing them with new addresses Find out if your Email Service Provider ESP supports email authentication technology This technology creates a digital signature on all messages being sent from your domain This allows recipients to verify that your message was actually sent from your domain and that the message was not changed while being sent If posting your business email address to a website do not use the symbol instead use a format such as jane at myDomain dot com This can help prevent spambot software often used to extract email addresses from recognizing it Protect Your Business or Organization Use Caution and Judgement Ask your employees to use judgement when deciding whether to open unwanted messages If it looks suspicious it may be malicious spam Unfortunately there is no way to know for sure whether or not a message is safe The best you can do is to reduce your risk by using your judgement and following these tips Don t reply to suspicious spam If the message seems at all suspicious to you don t respond Never reply to or click on a remove or unsubscribe link in a suspicious spam message If you do respond it can confirm your address and cause your business to receive more spam Once

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  • Frequently Asked Questions - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    commercial business Yes you have the same obligations but the Act provides a special type of implied consent for these types of organizations If you are a club association or voluntary organization and the recipient is one of your members you have implied consent existing non business relationship as long as they are members and for two years after the end of their membership Canada s Anti Spam Legislation What has changed as a result of Canada s anti spam legislation coming into force Canada s anti spam legislation protects consumers online against spam electronic threats and misuse of digital technology while ensuring businesses remain competitive in a global digital marketplace What is Phase 2 of Canada s anti spam legislation intended to address Phase 2 of Canada s anti spam legislation protects Canadians against the installation of unwanted software or software updates on their electronic devices These provisions on software installation allow Canadians to avoid unwanted and often damaging software and software updates such as malware and spyware Why is the Canadian government tackling spam and malware Unsolicited commercial electronic messages known as spam have become a significant social and economic issue and a drain on the business and personal productivity of Canadians It is estimated that spam costs the Canadian economy more than 3 billion per year Malware and related electronic threats such as botnets and identity theft have become more sophisticated and widespread giving rise to concerns over data breaches and impeding the growth and acceptance of legitimate e commerce When does CASL apply to the installation of software or computer programs CASL applies when a person installs software on another person s device One example is when a website automatically installs software on a computer visiting the site without the knowledge of the computer owner Another example may be when someone clicks on a link in an email message that causes a program to be installed on the computer Yet another example is when an update to a previously installed computer program is pushed to a device updating the program automatically In all of these cases CASL applies and the person installing the program or causing the program to be installed must first obtain the consent of the device s owner CASL does not apply in situations where a person or business installs software on their own computers For example if you go to an app store to purchase and download an app and you install that app onto your own personal device CASL does not apply Similarly CASL does not apply when the IT department of a small business installs new software on company computers or mobile phones If CASL applies what action must be taken by software vendors and providers If CASL applies and a software provider is installing a program on another person s computer the software provider must first obtain the consent of the owner or authorized user By requiring software providers to get permission to install programs and updates CASL helps

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  • Spam Reporting Centre - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    CASL to the SRC This information will be used by the three enforcement agencies the CRTC Competition Bureau and Office of the Privacy Commissioner under CASL For a summary of the violations and responsibility of each agency see Fast Facts

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  • For Individuals - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    Things to Look for View this infographic to learn about key warning signs to help you recognize a spam message Protect Yourself Online or While Mobile Get advice on how to protect yourself from spam and other electronic threats FightSpam Quiz for Individuals Take one of our short quizzes to test your knowledge on how to avoid spam and other electronic threats Mobile Protection Toolbox Mobile devices allow individuals and

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  • Protect your Devices - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    software including updates on your electronic devices without your consent It also applies to updates and upgrades installed by somebody else even if you installed the original software Be careful what you download or install on your device If you

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  • Got Spam, Now What? - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    spam is a violation of the law Reporting unwanted messages can help put a stop to it Did you give the sender permission to contact you Yes please contact me Is there a clear and easy way to unsubscribe Unsubscribe Did the sender identify themselves and provide current contact info If you answered no to any of these questions report your spam and help the Government of Canada hold spammers

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  • Worried It's Spam? 5 Things to Look for - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    Many criminals try to fake the appearance of well known companies or people that you deal with frequently Look for the warning signs on this list even from senders you think you recognize Uses Scare Tactics For example Will delete your account if you do not respond Asks For Money in Advance Seems too Good to Be True You have won a trip Beware of unexpected prizes or offer or

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  • Protect Yourself Online or While Mobile - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    check the name of the network with the host for example at a coffee shop ask at the counter for the network name and password if there is one Never surf without enabling your firewall Some websites such as email provider and social network sites give you the option to always use encryption while on those sites to scramble and protect your data If that option is available enable the Secure Sockets Layer SSL or HTTPS setting to increase your security You will likely find these options under the privacy or account settings of the site Where they are available visit the secure HTTPS version of sites and not the unsecure regular HTTP site in particular when you are making transactions and exchanging sensitive data Be mindful of the URL in the address bar while you re exchanging sensitive data if the S disappears you should log out right away Try to avoid doing things such as online banking or exchanging sensitive information while on public Wi Fi networks Remember that once you are on the network it is much easier for anyone else on the network to see what you are doing If you find yourself using public Wi Fi a lot a virtual private network VPN could make sense It will direct all your web activity through a secure independent network that encrypts and protects all your data However if you can simply avoid exchanging sensitive data while on public Wi Fi networks for example waiting until you are on your secure home network then a VPN is likely not necessary for you If you re using your computer or device in a public Wi Fi zone but you re not on the Internet it doesn t hurt to turn the Wi Fi function off on your device Doing so could prevent a spammer from connecting to your device If you have Wi Fi Internet in your home make sure you enable at a minimum wireless encryption and password protection Protect Your Electronic Email Addresses Use a primary email address for your trusted personal and business contacts Create a secondary email address for use in online activities such as filling out forms or joining communities This address may be changed if you start getting too much spam If posting your email address to a website do not use the symbol instead use a format such as jane at myDomain dot com This can help prevent spambot software often used to extract email addresses from recognizing it Protect Yourself Use Caution and Judgement Unfortunately there is no way to know for sure whether or not a message is safe If it looks suspicious it may be malicious spam The best you can do is to reduce your risk by using your judgment and following these tips Don t try or buy a product or service being advertised in a message you receive from a sender you don t know Don t reply to spam if the message seems at

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