The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its first compliance decision under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) today: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2016/2016-428.htm
Blackstone Learning Corp., a small business providing education and training services was fined a penalty of $50,000 for sending over 385,000 commercial electronic messages (CEMs) without consent in 9 messaging campaigns between July and September, 2014. If you are a Canadian business and send emails or other electronic messages you may wish to consider your processes for compliance with CASL.
On July 27, 2016 the Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published guidance on the types of records it will be looking for to prove compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) in any enforcement action. The Enforcement Advisory can be found at http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1104989
The CRTC recommends that anyone sending commercial electronic messages keep the following physical or electronic documents, in a manner that may be promptly retrieved: (a) express consents and evidence of implied consents, (b) policies and procedures regarding ...
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