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.

This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 14 h 48 min.