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MRIA Disappointed with Senate's Inaction on Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act
Toronto, June 18, 2014 – The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) was extremely disappointed with the Senate of Canada's decision on June 16 to vote in favour of passing Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ('PIPEDA'). To view the complete press release click here.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) 

While Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect on July 1, 2014, there is still a considerable amount of ambiguity regarding how CASL will be applied and how it will affect various industries, including marketing research. The good news is that MRIA has received definitive confirmation from the federal government that the new law won’t apply to legitimate marketing research where there is no attempt to solicit. Read more...

Rogers, Telus tighten info disclosure policy

By Jim BronskillCanadian Press — Jul 16 2014

Two major telecommunications firms — Rogers and Telus — say they will no longer routinely give basic customer information to police and security agencies without first seeing a warrant. The moves follow a recent landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming the right to online privacy. 

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September 7 - 10, 2014
Other Event - Nice, France
ESOMAR ANNUAL CONGRESS - "WHAT INSPIRES?"

September 23, 2014
Toronto Chapter Event - Royal Ontario Golf Club
TORONTO CHAPTER: National Golf Tournament

September 28 - October 2, 2014
Other Event - Denver, Colorado
CASRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

September 29 - October 1, 2014
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IIR USA - The North American Consumer Insights Event

September 30, 2014
IPD Course
201-Marketing Research Design: An Applied Course

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Adding Value & Recognition for Gold Seal Agencies  

The MRIA and its Research Advisory Council (RAC) Board are working on exciting initiatives to increase Gold Seal member benefits and to provide greater visibility and recognition of the commitment and investment that our Gold Seal members make to our industry as a whole. 

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