One of the important parts of Canada's new anti-spam law (CASL) is the Spam Reporting Centre. It is intended to serve multiple functions, including to help the government track the effectiveness of its anti-spam enforcement, to collect data to bring legal cases under CASL, and, with appropriate measures to protect individuals' privacy, to allow access to academic researchers.

As reported in this article at, Industry Canada asked for bids to build and operate the SRC, and is now evaluating the bids and will presumably select a winner in the near future. CAUCE assisted IC in creating the framework and bidding requirements for the SRC.