Over the years the amount of spam sent to our inboxes on a daily basis has grown tenfold. Doing business in a landscape dominated by computers and technology has made the proliferation of spam with malicious intent a reality. Spammers use spyware, malware and phishing to do various forms of damage to the end user. Spyware collects personal information from the users computer and modifies the users computer without their consent. Malware introduces various security threats like viruses and Trojan horses that render computers inoperable. Lastly, Phishing involves impersonating someone who is trusted and in a place of power for the purpose of stealing important and private information.
All of these threats make the online landscape a scary place. Whether it be surfing online, purchasing goods, sending and receiving email or downloading software, we’re all at risk.
In order to limit the amount of spam generated and sent out on a daily basis, the Canadian Government has instituted these stricter and safer policies to ensure that you receive only the emails you’ve opted in for.
The new legislation states:
Legitimate businesses that use email to market their products to Canadians should not be negatively impacted by this law. The regime to allow for email marketing is based on a consumer opt-in approach, which stipulates that businesses must get consent prior to sending commercial email or have a pre-existing business relationship with a consumer.
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