CASL Enforcement Decision – Sending Messages Without Consent or Prescribed Formalities (March 9, 2017)

Éloïse Gratton March 14, 2017

On March 9, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a Compliance and Enforcement Decision imposing a $15,000 penalty on an individual for violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation by sending commercial electronic messages without consent from the recipients and without prescribed formalities.

This CRTC’s decision provides insight into CRTC’s approach to assessing administrative monetary penalty for sending CEMs in violation of CASL’s consent and formalities requirements. CRTC’s previous enforcement actions have resulted in penalties ranging from $1.1 million to $48,000. For more information see BLG Bulletin – CASL Enforcement Decision – Sending Messages Without Consent (October 2016) and BLG Bulletin – CASL Year in Review (January 2017).

To read my partner Bradley Freedman‘s short piece on this recent CRTC’s decision, click here.

Updated March 14, 2017 at 22 h 25 min.