Another CASL Milestone is about to pass
Jun30

Another CASL Milestone is about to pass

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force and we’ve seen a number of actions from the enforcing agencies with their new legal powers. To quickly recap: 5 March 2015 – 3510395 Canada Inc. (dba Compu.Finder) – Fined $1.1M for alleged violations of CASL March 11, 2015 – Avis Budget Group – Fined $30M in AMPS from the Competition Bureau over alleged...

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Rogers Media: $200K CASL fine for alleged violations
Nov20

Rogers Media: $200K CASL fine for alleged violations

This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a notice stating that Rogers Media Inc had entered into an undertaking with them regarding alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The CRTC’s notice discusses issues with Unsubscribes not working or not being honoured, and also not being available for the require time from under the legislation. The CRTC’s...

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Porter Airlines Inc. fined $150,000 for violating CASL
Jun30

Porter Airlines Inc. fined $150,000 for violating CASL

It was announced yesterday by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that Porter Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $150,000 as a result of alleged violations against Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). According to a news release issued by the Government of Canada, “Porter Airlines failed to comply with various requirements of the law between July 2014 and April 2015. The company allegedly sent some...

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First Major Notice of Violation for CASL
Mar05

First Major Notice of Violation for CASL

The CRTC released their first significant notice of violation (NOV) under the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) today, issuing a $1.1 Million fine against Compu-Finder. The NOV outlines the fines are the result of sending large amounts of Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) without a functional unsubscribe. Compu-Finder has 30 days to respond to this NOV, and can pay the fine or enter an undertaking with the...

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OTA Releases Unsubscribe Study
Sep17

OTA Releases Unsubscribe Study

It has been over a decade since CAN-SPAM became the defacto North America email marketing law, which seems like a lifetime ago, and barely three months for CASL and it seems that the never ending stream of people saying “don’t use the unsubscribe link” still seems to march on. To compare and test this theory the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has started reviewing large commercial senders to verify that they are taking...

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CASL – Three Weeks Later
Jul25

CASL – Three Weeks Later

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has now been in force for a few weeks and, surprising to many, the world did not end for Canadian email marketers on July 1, 2014. Overall my observations show that email hasn’t been dramatically impacted for most marketers that were following best practices and properly recording the consents that they were collection prior to CASL. However, for some marketers that may have been loose...

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