SOURCE: BPA Worldwide/iCompli

September 26, 2014 09:49 ET

Launch Announcement: BPA Launches CASL - Guard to Assess CASL Compliance and Reduce Risk

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2014) - iCompli, a division of BPA Worldwide, has launched CASL - Guard to help organizations navigate the challenging elements of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and to reduce the risks of non-compliance.

CASL, which took effect on July 1, 2014, is considered the most stringent anti-spam/malware law in the world. Companies will have to evaluate their electronic communications with customers, prospects, and other constituents to ensure all their communications are CASL compliant. Failure to comply with CASL guidelines can result in significant financial penalties, including fines of up to $10 million.

According to Richard Murphy, Senior Vice President, Technology Assurance, at BPA, a CASL - Guard third-party review can help organizations evaluate their current CASL compliance programs and reduce the risk of non-compliance. It can also serve as an important step towards showing that an organization exercised due diligence to prevent a violation.

"Implementing a CASL compliance program, assessed by an independent review, can mitigate an organization's liability in the event of a CASL infraction," Murphy added.

CASL - Guard is a comprehensive review of a company's policies, procedures, and controls in regards to each CASL provision. Auditors will interview staff, examine documentation and test compliance. Companies that successfully complete the program will receive an iCompli CASL - Guard seal to promote their "certified" status.

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