CASL1 came into force on July 1, 2014:
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Most of the law's provisions came into force on July 1,
2014; those relating to the installation of a computer program
(art. 8) will come into force on January 15, 2015, while those
relating to recourses and infractions (arts. 47 to 51 and 51) will
come into force July 1, 2017.
1 An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability
of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that
discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial
activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and
the Telecommunications Act (S.C. 2010, c. 23).
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