Thank you very much.
Thank you very much to both organizations for taking the time to appear and giving us your considered opinions on this bill, which is certainly an important one. I think both of you have indicated that there is a fair amount of support for anti-spam legislation, to say the least, and we're going to make sure that we make the best bill possible, so I appreciate your information here today.
I'd like to start with you, Ms. Denham, and ask a couple of questions on the PIPEDA legislation and its impact, and get your opinions on some concerns that have been raised at this committee and with me privately.
One is that the scope for anti-spam in these provisions may be too broad, with the consent provisions being too narrow. If I understand it correctly, the CSA model code has been adopted by PIPEDA. Basically, it defines “implied consent” as “where consent may reasonably be inferred from the action or inaction of the individual”.
This particular legislation is different from that. It's not as defined. Do you have concerns about how the act actually deals with the provisions for consent?