Canada's anti-spam law (CASL): Questions for not-for-profit (NFP) directors to ask

Ensure your NFP understands and complies with Canada's anti-spam law.

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Board Bulletin: Canada's Anti-Spam Law ("CASL"): It's the Law on July 1, 2014 — Questions for Directors to Ask (NFP Edition) helps you, as a director, understand the sweeping and difficult legislation and offers suggestions for ensuring your organization also understands it.

Why you should read this alert:

  • despite its name, CASL covers much more than spamming mass emails
  • as a director or officer, you are exposed to personal liability under this statute
  • it is very likely that your organization is subject to this new legislation
  • the potential economic penalties are steep

Topics include:

  • what the legislation regulates generally — in particular, commercial electronic messages (CEMs)
  • the penalties for a CASL breach
  • the questions, as a director, you should ask your organization about its CASL compliance