Canadian Anti-Spam Law of 2010: Effective Date


On April 1, 2011, several amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") made by the Canadian Anti-Spam Law of 2010 went into effect.  See Canada Gazette, Order Fixing April 1, 2011 as the Day on Which Certain Provisions of the Statutes of Canada, 2010, Come Into Force, SI/2011-22.

Pursuant to Clause 91 of the Canadian Anti-Spam Law of 2010, the remaining provisions of the Law will come into effect on a date to be fixed by the "Governor in Council" (the Governor General, on the advice of the Canadian federal Cabinet).  See Canadian Anti-Spam Law, S.C. 2010, c. 23, § 91 (Can. 2010); see also Library of Parliament Legislative Summary, Pub. No. 40-3-C28-E (Feb. 4, 2011), at 18.