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CRTC Issues First Penalty Under CASL

March-18-2015

Lawyer Peter Ruby, Daniel Wakeling
Area Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Finance and Securities, Entertainment, Communications, Technology, Privacy Law

Summary

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued its first penalty under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) on March 5, 2015, hitting Quebec-based corporate training company, Compu-Finder, with a $1.1 million penalty. Since CASL came into force eight months ago, this is the first fine imposed by the regulator.  It was a straightforward situation since Compu-Finder was a flagrant CASL violator and the subject of many complaints.

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