Law 25 - Quebec
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With the implementation of Law 25 in Quebec on September 22, 2023, PAAB is aware that there will be updates that need to occur to approved websites which are accessed in the province of Quebec. If the sponsor plans to apply a standard pop-up across all sites with the same copy and functionality regardless of website content, PAAB can provide a one-time courtesy review as an FYI. Moving forward, sites which apply the regulations outlined in Law 25 will not require separation into separate files when restricted to the content required to meet the spirit of the law, however the copy should be included within the copy deck (and example images within the layout) so that the reviewer may ensure that no aspects contravene the PAAB Code (e.g., unsubstantiated claims). Where the exact copy is not available to the sponsor (third-party site with no influence) we will request an attestation confirming that the cookies pop-up contains no service or product branding elements (e.g., colours, logos, font), or claims such as corporate claims, therapeutic mention, or links to therapeutic use of a health product. It should also confirm that the copy is restricted to the information required to meet the spirit of Law 25.
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