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Compliance: Canada's new anti-spam legislation and how it affects your startup - MaRS Best Practices

MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Toronto, Ontario

Compliance: Canada's new anti-spam legislation and how...

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How much do you really know about spam? Did you know that all commercial electronic messages (i.e., email, text/SMS, instant messaging, social network messaging), regardless of the expectation of profit, are subject to CASL? On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (known as “CASL”) comes into force and compliance will not be optional. Violations under CASL can carry significant monetary penalties for your startup.

CASL also covers:

  • Alteration of transmission data
  • Unsolicited installation of computer programs (including mobile apps)
  • Fraudulent and misleading statements in electronic messages
  • Electronic collection and use of personal information

Join us at this MaRS Best Practices event where Karen Durell and J. Andrew Sprague, intellectual property (IP) / information technology (IT) lawyers with Miller Thomson LLP, will:

  • Explain the potential consequences and penalties for non-compliance with CASL;
  • Review CASL’s prohibitions;
  • Explain how CASL seeks compliance;
  • Canvas CASL’s permitted exemptions; and
  • Explore the types of situations in which CASL might not apply to participants.

Speakers

Karen Durell, Associate, Intellectual Property, Miller Thomson LLP

Karen’s practice with Miller Thomson focuses upon the development of tailored legal strategies for public and private innovators. In particular, she advises public and private sector technology organizations with respect to their unique issues relating to IP procurement as well as intellectual asset management. In doing so, Karen draws on her background in technology and law, which includes a prior career in the information technology sector and several years practicing corporate commercial law. Additionally, Karen advises clients on policies and regulations that affect their innovations and relate to their IP use, including adherence to privacy, anti-spam and other relevant regulations.

Andrew Sprague, Associate, Information Technology, Miller Thomson LLP

While his practice includes a full range of business, information technology and intellectual property law matters, Andrew has developed an expertise in the information technology area. Andrew advises individuals as well as small, medium-sized and large companies in the private sector and various government ministries and institutions in the public sector.

Andrew is also one of two co-authors of the “E-Commerce” chapter in Business Laws of Canada (published by West, a Thomson Reuters business), and one of three co-authors of the “Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)”. Since 2008, Andrew has been writing about Canada’s efforts to implement anti-spam laws, and has organized and chaired several programs on CASL, including programs involving representatives from both Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

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MaRS Discovery District (CR-3)
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7
Canada

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.

MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses. 

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Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.

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Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.


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