Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) at Queen’s University

The purpose of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is to more carefully control the use of spam (i.e., unwanted Commercial Electronic Messages or CEMs) in electronic messaging. CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL applies to the majority of organizations in Canada, including Queen’s University. All faculty and staff are expected to comply with CASL.

How to Comply with CASL and the CASL Toolkit provide guidance in complying with CASL.  However, if you have further questions regarding the application of CASL to your activities at Queen’s please contact the University Counsel, Lisa Newton.

The penalties for failing to comply with CASL are significant: up to $10 million for an organization and up to $1 million for an individual.


Acknowledgement: CASL material on this site is based on material from McMaster University and used with permission