October 27, 2015 08:00 ET

Avoid a Breach of Canada's Anti-Spam Law with the CASL on Demand E-Course

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2015) -

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Any business that includes Canadians in their target market needs to understand the strict anti-spam law that is in force when sending a promotional message to a Canadian electronic address. Failure to comply can lead to a fine of up to $10 million.

Now that the rules have been in place for over a year, the CRTC, being the primary regulator under Canada's anti-spam law ('CASL'), expects compliance. With the investigation of hundreds of thousands of complaints, and fines against small and mid-sized companies, the message is clear - take CASL seriously. The latest CASL guidance speaks to a sender's consent obligations, and highlights the importance of understanding the law's nuances.

When encouraging companies to develop a compliance program, the CRTC has stressed the importance of effective training programs that explain what conduct is prohibited under CASL.

In response, PRIVATECH and Pathways have partnered to launch an e-learning course called "CASL on Demand" that interacts with the learner to give them practical knowledge of the consent and content rules when sending promotional electronic messages.

This critical course is available to organizations that want to host the course on their own servers for an unlimited number of employees to visit, and on a single license model for those who need to take the course on-line.

The course takes about 30 minutes to complete - it's an investment of time that reduces the risk of a breach, and will be taken into consideration by the CRTC as a demonstration of due diligence, if monetary penalties are being issued.

So don't delay - protect your business by getting the training you need on CASL compliance today.

CASL training courses can also be customized by PRIVATECH to specifically address your organization's communications.

To watch a short video about the e-learning course, CLICK HERE or visit

PRIVATECH specializes in advising organizations on best practices relating to privacy, information security and CASL compliance. With legal expertise and an in-depth knowledge of information systems design and records management, PRIVATECH has advised businesses in a range of industries since 2001, including the insurance and health sectors, technology companies, retailers and financial service providers.

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