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January 28, 2013
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released the findings of their investigation into the personal information practices of the mobile application developer, WhatsApp Inc., developer of a popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp.  The allegations related to alleged violations of the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act concerning (i) consent, (ii) limiting collection, (iii) use and retention, and (iv) safeguarding related to the several mobile app-based functions.
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January 7, 2013
Industry Canada has published its revised draft regulations to Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL").  The revised draft Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations ("IC Regulations") are intended to address concerns raised by stakeholders following the release of the original draft regulations in July 2011.
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January 4, 2013
Industry Canada's revised regulations to Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be published in the Canada Gazette tomorrow.  Organizations will be provided with an opportunity to comment on the regulations as part of a formal consultation process.
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