Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada has legislation commonly referred to as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). One of the main goals of this law is to prohibit spam. It does this by creating specific consent, disclosure, and unsubscribe requirements for everyone who is sending a “Commercial Electronic Message”. Communication where part of the message is about commercial activity may be considered a Commercial Electronic Message. Messages that deal only with the core activities of UPEI are not impacted by this legislation. While most communications sent out by UPEI are not considered Commercial Electronic Messages, some activities at UPEI are impacted by the rules set out in this legislation. Significant fines can be imposed for failure to comply with the legislation.

The following links are intended to help UPEI faculty and staff to ensure they are compliant with the legislation:

If you have further questions about whether your faculty or department is compliant with the legislation, please contact our office.

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