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  • Mobile Protection Toolbox - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    the Mobile Protection Toolbox to learn facts and find tips on protecting yourself while using your mobile device Mobile Apps Wi Fi Passwords Digital Wallet Cloud Computing Security Software Social

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  • Frequently Asked Questions - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    tailor your experience for example storing items saved in a shopping cart Many notable websites around the world have been seeking confirmation from users to use cookies following the May 2012 decision by the EU requiring user confirmation to better protect privacy Under CASL individuals are considered to have provided consent to accept or install certain files based on their online conduct Such files are typically temporary information files including cookies HTML and JavaScript 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

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  • Resources - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    Resources Communication Materials FAQ s For Individuals FAQ s For Businesses and Organizations Glossary Information Bulletins Privacy Impact Assessment PIA Publications Related Links

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  • Communication Materials - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    on your website Print Materials Find print materials that you can use to inform others about the law and how to protect themselves from spam and other electronic threats Presentations Industry Canada presentation on Canada s Anti Spam Legislation and Regulations February 2014 This presentation is intended to give a high level overview of what the Act applies to and what it requires so that business may understand their obligations

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  • Publications - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    Does Canada s New Anti Spam Law Apply View this infographic to learn about the application of Canada s Anti Spam Law 4 Tips for Contacting Clients Electronically View this infographic to get useful tips on contacting your customers and clients while maintaining their trust and confidence 3 Things to Think About When Sending Messages View this infographic to learn about things to keep in mind when you re sending commercial electronic messages Protect Your Business or Organization Online or While Mobile Find tips on how to protect your business or organization from spam and other electronic threats FightSpam Quiz for Businesses Take one of our short quizzes to test your knowledge on how to protect your business and customers from spam and other electronic threats Resources for Individuals Protect your Devices View this infographic to learn how to protect your device from unwanted software Got Spam Now What View this infographic to find out what to do if you have spam Worried It s Spam 5 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

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  • Information Bulletins - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    interpret the law and the CRTC regulations the information bulletins set out examples of acceptable practices Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin 2012 548 Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin 2012 549 The CRTC has also published the following information sheet about the new rules for installing computer programs that came into force on January 15 2015 CASL Requirements for Installing Computer Programs Competition Bureau The Competition Bureau has posted an information

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  • Glossary - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    as per the legislation A message sent by any means of telecommunication including a text sound voice or image message Note that provisions in Canada s anti spam legislation in respect of commercial electronic messages do not apply to voice and fax communication Email Address The name that identifies an electronic mail account where email can be sent or received e g mailbox domain ca Email Service Provider ESP A company that provides email services to other businesses These services can include collecting and keeping lists of email addresses sending bulk email to the addresses on the lists removing addresses that bounce and dealing with complaints and abuse reports caused by emailings F Firewall A hardware and or software device on a computer that controls the access between a private network and a public network like the Internet A firewall is designed to provide protection by stopping unauthorized access to the computer or network H HTML Hypertext markup language It is a method or language used to format some web pages and email messages Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP and HTTPS A system of standards that allows users to share information on the Internet HTTPS is a more secure encrypted version of HTTP I Internet Service Provider ISP A company that provides users with a connection to the Internet The company may also provide services such as email accounts and the hosting of websites J JavaScript A scripting language which allows authors to design interactive web pages M Malware A general term for malicious software including viruses worms and Trojans Multimedia Messaging Service MMS A variation of Short Message Service SMS that is designed to be able to send photos video and audio clips as well as text over mobile or cellular networks N Network A number of computers that are connected to one another Node In data communication a physical network node may either be a data circuit terminating equipment DCE such as a modem hub bridge or switch or a data terminal equipment DTE such as a digital telephone handset a printer or a host computer for example a router a workstation or a server O Operating System The main program that runs on a computer and or electronic device An operating system manages all other software as well as the input and output to and from attached hardware devices Major operating systems include Windows MacOS X Linux iOS Blackberry OS and Android P Phishing Phishing is an attempt to obtain personal information for identity theft or other sensitive information such as credit card numbers or bank account details for fraud For example an email message may appear to be from the receiver s bank asking them to visit a website to confirm account details but instead directs them to a false website where the personal information is collected A variation of phishing called spear phishing gains and uses specific information about users to tailor these fake emails so they seem even more real Point of Sale POS Systems

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  • Related Links - Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
    Fraud Centre Enforcement Agencies Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission Competition Bureau Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada National Coordinating Body Industry Canada Spectrum Information Technologies and Telecommunications SITT Office of Consumer Affairs Other Resources Canadian International Get Cyber Safe Canadian Consumer Handbook Cybertip ca Federal Trade Commission Internet Crime Complaint Center London Action Plan National Do Not Call List Office de la protection du consommateur On Guard Online

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