CASL Enforcement information for 2019
Dec03

CASL Enforcement information for 2019

The CRTC just updated their semi-annual benchmark report, covering April through September 2019, on CASL enforcement and there are some really interesting stats being shared. While we’ve seen very little on the enforcement front, just one penalty and one new guidance document but that doesn’t mean that the CRTC hasn’t been busy in the last year. Some notable stats include 6 warnings sent to companies, 71 notices to...

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Free WiFi? Just give me your email address
Sep26

Free WiFi? Just give me your email address

Have you ever gone to dinner and thought, “I’ll just jump on the free WiFi while I’m here so the kids can stream YouTube videos and maybe we will have a nice quiet dinner?” Only to then be confronted with a splash page asking for your email address or a social network login. I’ve seen these same services in grocery stores, hotels, and malls just waiting for the siren of free wifi to suck up your contact details.  Don’t get me wrong I...

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Q & A: My ESP doesn’t allow me to import my Linkedin contacts. Why?
Jan08

Q & A: My ESP doesn’t allow me to import my Linkedin contacts. Why?

Q: CASL and Linkedin? Dear EmailKarma, It seems my ESP does not recognize LinkedIn contact email addresses as explicit opt-in. I’m referring to actually sending an email and not sending an IM through InMail. I read many articles online and most people seem unclear about this topic. Do you have any information or guidance on this by any chance? Thanks, We’re Connected A: Hello, We’re Connected, I would agree with your ESP’s restriction...

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Malicious advertising catches two business under CASL
Jul11

Malicious advertising catches two business under CASL

On July 11, 2018 the Canadian Radio-Television and telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a notice ad summary of their most recent actions under CASL. Allegations against Datablocks Inc and Sunlight Media Inc focus on the violations committed under sections 8 and 9 of the act. According to the summary written about this case the Angler malware was distributed via the Datablocks Real-Time Bidding (RTB) solution and the Sunlight...

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514-BILLETS Receives CASL Fine For SMS Messaging
May01

514-BILLETS Receives CASL Fine For SMS Messaging

Today the CRTC announced the first short message service (SMS) violation under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). 514-BILLETS, a Quebec-based company operating as a marketplace for sporting and cultural events entered an undertaking with the CRTC after allegedly violating the law by sending SMS communications without proper identification, without the consent of the recipients and without contact information of the sender....

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Two CRTC Decisions Released October 19, 2017
Oct20

Two CRTC Decisions Released October 19, 2017

On October 19, 2017 the CRTC released two updates related to a 2015 AMP against Quebec based company, CompuFinder. The actual reports are both quite long so I won’t go into a detailed reviews, please feel free to read them on your own the links are below, instead I plan to highlight some of the key areas that I frequently see questions and concerns on from marketers. The first report Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC...

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