CULC/CBUC Teleconference BRIEFING on CASL Legal Opinion (Wed, Sept 10)

Wednesday, September 10 @ 1:30 Eastern / 10:30 Pacific

CULC/CBUC partnered with Ontario’s Federation of Ontario Public Libraries on a legal opinion on the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the implications for public libraries. The Executive decided to pursue this after a number of conflicting opinions had been received from various sources including City Solicitors. There are a number of recommendations made in the Legal Opinion. A proposed Library Policy is being worked on as an extension.

The document will be sent to all CULC/CBUC Members on August 26. It will be embargoed as a CULC/CBUC Member Benefit for 90 days. Same applies for FOPL Members. The document is just over 50 pages. There are a number of recommendations for libraries to pursue in the document.

CULC/CBUC has arranged for a Member-only Presentation and Q&A session with Mannit Zemel, the lawyer who wrote the opinion. Maanit Zemel is the founder of MTZ Law, an internet law and commercial litigation boutique law firm in Toronto. Ms. Zemel has substantial experience and expertise in internet law, including Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), online defamation and cyberbullying. Ms. Zemel regularly advises businesses, charities, and non-profits on practical and effective CASL compliance policies and procedures. Prior to starting MTZ Law, Ms. Zemel was a partner at a large national law firm.

Call is open to all CULC/CBUC Members. CEOs and Senior Staff as approved by CEO. Format will be a presentation followed by Q & A.


Wednesday, September 10 @ 1:30 Eastern / 10:30 Pacific
Sent directly to members.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation distributed in advance of the call. The call will be recorded and archived in the Member Only Area of the CULC/CBUC website.

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