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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
Round 2: Implications for Software Deployment and Updating.

The CIO Association of Canada – Calgary Chapter
Thursday, October 16, 2014
07:30 – 09:30 am  
(hot breakfast buffet from 07:30, speaker from 07:45 – 08:45)

Kensington C Room 
Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

CIO Members: Free
Qualified Non Members: $40

In June, Martin Kratz spoke to us about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation provisions that came into effect on July 1.  At that time, he also mentioned that on January 15, 2015, the second “round” of CASL will come into effect and will have broad implications for how all Canadian organizations deploy and manage the software that is installed on user’s computers – whether owned corporately or personally.  We’ve invited Martin to speak to us on October 16 about this up-coming “Second Round” of this legislation, the potential policy and operational implications for Canadian organizations and our members.  Join us on October 16 to learn more about the experiences of one of Canada’s foremost leading legal experts in technology and intellectual property law and to prepare for “Round 2.”


Martin Kratz, based in Calgary, leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law, which includes substantive patent, copyright and trademark matters as well as matters of intellectual property transactions, IP commercialization, IP strategy and opinions, anti-spam, data protection, privacy, ecommerce, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers among technology companies. His practice is focused on the energy, electronic commerce, software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, entertainment and related industries.

During the past year, Bennett Jones has been assisting their clients to prepare for the implementation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).  Their extensive resources on these matters include their own anti-spam learning centre available at  

In this session, Martin will draw on his extensive experience with clients in a variety of sectors to provide his perspectives and advice on the continuing aspects of this legislation that will have a direct impact on your organization and the policy and operational implications for your role and responsibilities as CIO or CTO.