Human Resources Legislative Update
Bill C-28 Receives Royal Assent
Date: January 27, 2011
On December 15, 2010, Bill C-28 (formerly the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act), received Royal Assent. The Bill will come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
As previously reported, the Bill enacts comprehensive anti-SPAM legislation and specifically amends PIPEDA to prohibit the collection of personal information by means of unauthorized access to computer systems, and the unauthorized compiling of lists of electronic addresses. A discussion of Bill C-28 can be found in our FTR Now of June 9, 2010.