(Editor’s note: Episode 13 is sponsored by David Canton of Harrison Pensa LLP).

Yesterday, the CRTC announced its first fine under the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) for $1.1 million.

When it comes to CASL, a common question I receive is, “What are the rules if I get a business card at an event?”

Thankfully, you aren’t overly restricted in sending commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to someone after they’ve handed you a business card at an event. However, there are still some clear rules defined in CASL that you should be aware of.

In this 4 minute video, you’ll learn:

  • What aspect of the legislation lets you send a CEM after receiving a business card at an event,
  • The one (1) instance where you receive a business card but not be allowed to send a CEM,
  • When sending the CEM, the requirements you need to be be thinking about to make your CEM comply,

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