Canada CASL Consent
Abiding by the specific consent for an identity verification source is well understood in the electronic verification process. Consent regulations frequently change for sources, and staying current on consent requirements so that your business has the appropriate consent stored for audit is crucial to establishing a legal process.
Consent regulations in online transactions are slowly changing from not addressed at all, to assumed consent unless action is taken, to opt-out, and then the highest level of consent protection, which is documented expressly such as “I agree” or “opt in”. In direct documentation framework such as opt-in, a consumer must request to receive communication. Canada passed into law on December 15, 2010 the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which came into effect July 1, 2014. CASL not only prohibits all commercial electronic messages that are not sent without express, documented “opt in” permissions, but the law also outlines enforcement and penalties. This is a law with teeth. Individuals or businesses that send or help send commercial messages to anyone in Canada is subject to CASL. Company employees or agents may be held personally responsible and subject to actual or statutory damages of $200.00 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1 M for individuals and $10 M for corporate entities.
In line with the values of the company regarding information security, privacy, and respect for local legislations, Trulioo chooses to comply with the CASL regulation for all communication.
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