CASL Enforcement Decision — Interpretive Guidance for Compliance and Penalties

On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-368 in a contested enforcement proceeding, imposing a $200,000 penalty on Compu.Finder for violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as “CASL”) by sending 317 commercial emails without the recipients’ consent and in some instances without a compliant unsubscribe mechanism. The decision provides important guidance for the interpretation of CASL and the CRTC’s approach to penalties for CASL violations.

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This content has been updated on November 22, 2017 at 16 h 18 min.