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 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.

This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 15 h 00 min.