CASL Workshop 2.0

October 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Member: $89
Non-member: $129
Stikeman Elliott LLP
199 Bay Street, 5300 Commerce Court West,
Toronto, ON M5L 1B9
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Get the latest insights from CASL experts and tackle some of anti-spam law's most challenging aspects in intimate groups of CASL practitioners. Begin the morning with a moderated panel discussion on the upcoming parliamentary review and potential changes to CASL. Followed by an Q&A the panel will provide you with the answers you are looking for.

Next - we’ll continue with the workshop - facilitated by CASL experts, in each group you will share your experiences and learn from your peers as you navigate real-world CASL scenarios together. Workshop groups will determine solutions with the guidance of their group leader and present learnings and insights to all attendees. Scenarios may include:

  • Social media
  • Surveys
  • Section 6(6)
  • Third-party referrals

This workshop is targeted towards those with intermediate to advanced working knowledge of the anti-spam law.

CMA is committed to on on-going education to ensure that Canadian businesses are responsible so that they can prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.


8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Moderated Panel: CASL - Tweak, Reform or Replace
9:30 AM
Networking Break
9:45 AM
Workshop: Group Discussions
10:25 AM
Key Learnings: Sharing Session
11:00 AM
Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

  • Legal counsel and professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Digital marketing practitioners
  • Senior Marketing executives with compliance responsibilities


David Elder

David Elder is counsel who practises communications, competition and privacy law. He is Chair of the Communications Group and a member of the Competition & Foreign Investment, Privacy & Data Protection, Government Relations, and International Regulation & Compliance Groups. He also serves as the firm’s Chief Privacy Officer.

David is recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), having been involved in all stages of the development of the new law, including making formal submissions on behalf of a number of clients and having successfully worked to help secure some key amendments to the law and regulations during the legislative process. He has advised many clients with respect to the interpretation and application of the new law, as well as assisting businesses with the development of anti-spam compliance programs. He is in high demand as a speaker on the topic of CASL.

With respect to privacy matters, David provides privacy compliance advice to a wide range of Canadian and international businesses, including technology companies, on-line service providers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, conducting both "bricks and mortar" and online activities. He also provides advice with respect to managing data breaches and navigating privacy issues arising in M&A transactions. David serves as Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association, in which role he advocates and advises on a range of electronic privacy issues, including spam regulation, including representing the CMA before several Parliamentary Committees.

In his communications law practice, David has provided legal and strategic advice with respect to a wide range of broadcasting and telecommunications proceedings, including those relating to licensing, policy matters and competitive disputes. In various written, oral, expedited and dispute resolution proceedings he has advocated on behalf of clients before the CRTC, Industry Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and several Parliamentary Committees and working groups.

He serves a broad range of clients in the communications industry including broadcasters, broadcasting distributors, Internet content providers, software-as-a-service providers, property developers, government departments and agencies, industry associations and telecommunications service providers employing Internet, wired, wireless and satellite technologies.

David is also one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the area of unsolicited telecommunications. He has many years of experience in this area, assisting, during his tenure as counsel with the CRTC, with the development of some of the current rules, and in subsequent roles, arguing some of the key cases dealing with the interpretation and application of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. He has advised a range of clients with respect to compliance with these Rules and National Do Not Call List requirements, including representing clients with respect to investigations and enforcement action by the CRTC.

David is editor of the firm’s Communications Law blog on legal and policy developments relating to communications. He is also a Research Contributor to the “Privacy Interviews with Experts Series” published by Nymity News, an international provider of privacy information, compliance and accountability solutions.