This fall, more than a year after Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into force, it is abundantly clear that the regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, is taking its new responsibilities very seriously.
In the latest developments, the CRTC recently issued an Enforcement Advisory and further Guidance on Implied Consent.
The CRTC’s message is loud and clear − it will impose penalties, regardless of good intentions.
The latest guidance
In addition to its active enforcement investigations, the CRTC continues to publish advisories and guidance on CASL compliance. On September 4, 2015, the CRTC issued two key documents, an Enforcement Advisory for the Professional Training Service Industry and Guidance on Implied Consent.
The Enforcement Advisory for the Professional Training Service Industry notes that the CRTC has observed businesses are sending commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to email lists gathered from publicly available websites. The CRTC reinforces that the publication … Continue reading “Canada’s anti-spam regulator continues to issue advisories, hunt for infringers: key messages for business”