Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – 2021 Year in Review

Supreme Court of Canada decision – CompuFinder appeal

  • In March 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal by CompuFinder from a Federal Court of Appeal decision confirming the constitutional validity of CASL and providing important guidance regarding the interpretation of CASL’s rules for sending CEMs.
  • In March 2021, the CRTC announced and published a notice of violation imposing a $75,000 penalty on an individual for conducting high-volume spam campaigns without consent in violation of CASL’s CEM rules.
  • In December 2021, the CRTC announced and published an undertaking by an international retailer to voluntarily settle alleged CASL violations regarding the sending of promotional emails without consent and in some instances without a CASL-compliant unsubscribe mechanism (amount of $200,000 was paid).

Read Bradley Freedman’s article on this topic.

This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 13 h 11 min.