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An internal necessity to tackle CASL leads to a spin-off business

Tim Graham REMEMBER LAST SUMMER when every company with which you had ever exchanged emails sent you a message asking for permission to continue emailing you? Remember gleefully hitting the ?no? button? Or wondering when you ever had anything to do with company A? That was the first phase of Canada?s anti-spam legislation (CASL). Hands up if you?ve noticed a reduction in unwanted emails. No? That?s another issue, largely related to the fact the legislation only governs companies operating in Canada. More than a few business owners? particularly those without dedicated IT departments?assumed that was the end of the story. Get permission, slap an unsubscribe button on the bottom of outgoing emails and Bob?s your uncle. Sorry, Bob, that?s not the end of the story.


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