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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation — 2017 Year in Review

During 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission continued to enforce Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as “CASL”). The CRTC issued two enforcement decisions and announced one voluntary undertaking which we have summarized. In June 2017, the Canadian government indefinitely suspended the commencement of CASL’s private right of action, which would have allowed any individual […] Read more

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CASL Enforcement Decision – Sending Messages Without Consent or Prescribed Formalities (March 9, 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 […] Read more

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Forty hours on privacy

I will be teaching, for a fourth consecutive year, DRT-6929E-A, a privacy law course at the  University of Montreal Law Faculty. The class is offered to Masters degree students and takes place every Monday from 4 to 7pm, January 11 to April 11, 2016. I have been teaching since 2009 (e-commerce law from 2009 – […] Read more

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Rogers Media Inc. agrees to pay $200,000 for allegedly violating CASL

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that Rogers Media Inc. has paid $200,000 as part of an undertaking to resolve alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). It was alleged that Rogers Media failed to comply with various requirements of CASL, which mostly relate to the unsubscribe requirements. For instance, it is alleged […] Read more

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Porter Airlines agrees to pay $150,000 for alleged violations of CASL

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that airline company Porter Airlines Inc. agreed to pay $150,000 as part of an undertaking for alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). It is reported that once made aware of the investigation by the CRTC, the airline company was cooperative and immediately took corrective actions to comply […] Read more

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Loi canadienne anti-pourriel: une première entreprise sanctionnée

Auteure: Isabel Poirier Étudiante au cours de DRT6929E Par communiqué officiel émis le 5 mars au matin, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) annonçait avoir émis un procès-verbal de quatre violations à la Loi canadienne anti-pourriel (la «Loi») à l’entreprise québécoise Compu-Finder. Selon le communiqué, l’enquête du CRTC a révélé que […] Read more

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Forty hours on privacy

I will be teaching, for a third consecutive year, DRT-6929E-A, a privacy law course at the  University of Montreal Law Faculty. The class is offered to Masters degree students and takes place every Monday from 4 to 7pm, January 12 to April 13, 2015. I have been teaching since 2009 (e-commerce law from 2009 – […] Read more