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The Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a new and enhanced website that includes new anti-spam legislation information relating to the role of the Privacy Commissioner (see: Online Privacy: Fighting Electronic Spam and Other Online Threats).

The new Federal privacy law resources include information about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation, the role of the Privacy Commissioner in its enforcement, Internet threats (including address harvesting, botnets, denial-of-service attacks, dictionary attacks, malware and phishing) and steps consumers and businesses can take to be protected against spam.

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation was enacted in the fall of 2010 and is not yet in force, although is expected to come into force later this year or in early 2013 with the finalization of draft Industry Canada Regulations (final CRTC Regulations were published late last month – see: CRTC Publishes Final Anti-spam Act Regulations).

For more see the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s new website:

Online Privacy: Fighting Electronic Spam and Other Online Threats

For more about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation see:

Anti-spam Act

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