Canadian small businesses may qualify for
"The challenge is to ensure that your systems adequately protect recipient data and your software can be trusted to send the right emails to the right people" said
Popa recommends a professional audit of IT functions and systems to determine if technical compliance is required. Until
•Third-party service providers and employees with access to contact lists •Any software with Internet access and the ability to use electronic messaging •Communications that include plug-ins, patches or any executable code at all
Although the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL or Bill C-28) does not require some elements of compliance to be in place until 2015, companies must implement safeguards to prevent expensive malicious breaches and damaging accidental exposure.
"CASL's unprecedented aggressiveness may take businesses by surprise. Establish anti-spam compliance clauses in your privacy and security policies to prevent email harvesting and unauthorized commercial electronic messaging (CEM)" said Popa, author of multiple books on security and privacy.
Informatica's Verify Anti-Spam™ assessment takes less than a week to complete and is available from the company's website.
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Informatica's assessment process is widely recognized for auditable verification of systems, policies and applications. Savvy organizations use the Verify™ seal and Statement of Trust™ to demonstrate compliance, integrity and excellence.
Reviews/pre-audit assessments for PIPEDA, PHIPA, PCI-DSS, ISO 27000/31000, Bill198 conducted by certified security professionals and