Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (the Act, Loi visant l’élimination des pourriels sur les réseaux Internet et sans fil), is Canada's anti-spam legislation that received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010.wikipedia
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Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

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An email address has always been considered personal information per the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, (PIPEDA) which can require implied or explicit consent before an email address is collected or used.

Canada

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The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (the Act, Loi visant l’élimination des pourriels sur les réseaux Internet et sans fil), is Canada's anti-spam legislation that received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010.

Anti-spam techniques

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The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (the Act, Loi visant l’élimination des pourriels sur les réseaux Internet et sans fil), is Canada's anti-spam legislation that received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010.

Royal assent

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The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (the Act, Loi visant l’élimination des pourriels sur les réseaux Internet et sans fil), is Canada's anti-spam legislation that received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010.

Prorogation in Canada

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The Act replaced Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (ECPA), which was passed by the House of Commons, but died due to the prorogation of the second session of the 40th Canadian Parliament on December 30, 2009.

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The Act replaced Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (ECPA), which was passed by the House of Commons, but died due to the prorogation of the second session of the 40th Canadian Parliament on December 30, 2009.

Email

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This includes personalised communications such as email or SMS messages delivering any form of communication, such as text, images, voice or sounds, or technologies not yet available.

SMS

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This includes personalised communications such as email or SMS messages delivering any form of communication, such as text, images, voice or sounds, or technologies not yet available.

Telecommunications Act (Canada)

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However, the Act exempts communications sent via telephone or facsimile, as these are already regulated under the Telecommunications Act.

Email address

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An email address has always been considered personal information per the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, (PIPEDA) which can require implied or explicit consent before an email address is collected or used.

Competition Bureau (Canada)

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The Act is enforced by three organizations: the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

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The Act is enforced by three organizations: the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada

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The Act is enforced by three organizations: the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Botnet

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The Act has been criticized by some, such as by David Poellhuber, who says "It’s not going to change the spam you and I receive in our inboxes" because about 70 per cent of spam originates from botnets operating in other countries, notably Brazil, Russia, and the United States; and by academics who argue that it is unconstitutional.

Brazil

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The Act has been criticized by some, such as by David Poellhuber, who says "It’s not going to change the spam you and I receive in our inboxes" because about 70 per cent of spam originates from botnets operating in other countries, notably Brazil, Russia, and the United States; and by academics who argue that it is unconstitutional.

Russia

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The Act has been criticized by some, such as by David Poellhuber, who says "It’s not going to change the spam you and I receive in our inboxes" because about 70 per cent of spam originates from botnets operating in other countries, notably Brazil, Russia, and the United States; and by academics who argue that it is unconstitutional.

United States

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The Act has been criticized by some, such as by David Poellhuber, who says "It’s not going to change the spam you and I receive in our inboxes" because about 70 per cent of spam originates from botnets operating in other countries, notably Brazil, Russia, and the United States; and by academics who argue that it is unconstitutional.

Email spam

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The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act to fight spam.

Mobile marketing

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In Canada, opt in will be mandatory once the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act comes in force in mid-2012.