Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday January 17, 2015

Canada Passes Law Making Auto-Install Software Illegal

Canada Legislators passed new regulations governing websites last summer that automatically download and install software without permission of the owner or representatives. The law went into full effect this week. Anyone found to be in non-compliance with the new law will face hefty monetary penalties for each event.

Under the new regulations that form part of Canada's anti-spam legislation, it is now illegal for a website to automatically install software on a visitor's computer or for an app on your phone to be updated without first obtaining express consent from the owner or another authorised party.