Canada has its own FISA bill, but unlike ours which concerns surveillance, the Canadian FISA stands for “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act,” otherwise referred to as C-28 in the news this week. David Canton writes:
Bill C-28 is the “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act” or FISA. It is essentially the same as the “Electronic Commerce Protection Act” that was proposed previously. Here is Industry Canada’s news release, and the bill itself.
It targets the sending of what we would typically call spam, or unwanted commercial email, as well as spyware and phishing.
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