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Opinions on Canada's Anti Spam Regulations. Opinions?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by p00ry0r1ck, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. p00ry0r1ck

    p00ry0r1ck Newbie

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    Seems like Canada plans to get tough on spamming. Do you guys think it will really have an impact? Anyone out there worried that it may affect their operations?
     
  2. Grizzy

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    Even as a long time social media spammer who's located in Canada I've never been too to worried CASL. It more or less just lowers the threshold and broadens already existing laws (which I've basically been tip-toeing around without consequence for years anyways). Legit operations shouldn't have anything to worry about and will have plenty of time to come into compliance.

    That being said, the toothless Canadian government and that two-faced conservative fuck Harper can go right ahead and stick their bullshit regulations straight up their asses. :)
     
  3. p00ry0r1ck

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    Hear hear on your assessment of the government and Harper. Do you know if anyone has ever been fined or prosecuted by the CASL?
     
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    Nah, it doesn't even take effect until July 1.

    Private individuals and organizations won't even be able to sue for a violation until 2017 and it's only going to be enforced by CRTC, Competition Bureau, and Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (LOL). I imagine it will be many years before they get their shit together and we see any litigation from the government.

    The whole thing is just a big joke on the Canadian tax payer. Archaic politicians who don't understand how the internet works trying to regulate away a virtually non-existent problem (non-existent thanks to technology and not some stupid laws btw).

    Good luck disproving implied consent. Good luck enforcing your joke of a law in the countries that 95% of spam comes from... Morons.
     
  6. p00ry0r1ck

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    LOL, typical! So basic a toothless law until 2017? What do you mean by implied consent? I am in the start of approaching sellers in a very specific niche on major classfied sites in Canada, even though they state they do not want to be contacted about products or services. I am very new to the world of IM and was wondering if I should be concerned.