CRTC Issues First Penalty Under CASL
|Lawyer||Peter Ruby, Daniel Wakeling|
|Area||Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Finance and Securities, Entertainment, Communications, Technology, Privacy Law|
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.