A lot of key clauses were passed with amendments we presume we have seen – although some are not on the draft we have on-hand, and none were read aloud during the proceedings, so things may have changed.

That said:

  • Grandfather clause: 2 years (up from 18 months) (senders can contact recipients with whom they have an existing business relationship at the time of the adoption of the law) up to 2 years.
  • Unsubscribe: 10 business days (CANSPAM coherent)
  • Private right of action (CAUCE clause) – passed
  • Statutory damages is where the committee got hung up, and the adoption of the rest of the clauses was postponed until Monday

So far, so good. We are cautiously optimistic.