CASL’s $1.1 million spam fine: Outlier or the new normal?

News last week of the $1.1 million fine levied by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) against a Quebec company for violations of the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL) has many in the

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

First CASL fine hits Quebec spammer for more than $1 million

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued a notice of violation and a $1.1 million fine to Quebec-based Compu-Finder for breaking the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL). The new law covers email, text

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Top 10 most popular blogs of 2014

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but 2014's days are numbered and we're already looking ahead to 2015 for our coverage. So much happens in the technology world in

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

CASL restricts freedom of speech, academic paper argues

Since Canada's anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect July 1, many businesses have been scrambling to bring their communications practices into compliance - and to understand what that compliance requires. But is the

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

7 steps to take for CASL compliance

Complying with the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will require anyone that uses e-mail for business and commercial purposes to ingrain asking for informed consent into their DNA. That was the key message

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier

When Chantal Bernier finished her reign in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, she left the post at an interesting time – just before new privacy laws came into force within

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian SMBs know their e-commerce, but struggle with CASL

Small businesses in Canada may have figured out that online commerce is important to them – but when it comes to online communications, they’re still at a loss, according to a new survey.

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Candice So

Why I’m reporting AVG for violating CASL

After receiving multiple emails from a company that exposed my email address to others and ignored my requests to be removed from the mailing list, I'm making my first complaint for a violation

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Shawn Freeman

10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds

When it comes to letting consumers unsubscribe from their emailing lists, 10 per cent of the world’s top 200 ecommerce brands are not complying with regulations in Canada and the U.S., a new

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Unforeseen CASL fallout: ‘additional insured status’ requests

Have you been inundated lately, as an executive officer, with requests for “Additional insured status,” since Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was announced? I have, and so I looked up what additional insured status

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Fawn Annan

Group urges marketers to adopt best practices to avoid spam texts

An international marketing industry group has released a new report laying down best practices for marketers who send business-related texts to their customers. On Thursday, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abused Working Group

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Candice So

4 common misconceptions with CASL

July was CASL's first month in effect, and it's been generating a lot of discussion and reactions.  With so much discussion around the new legislation, a couple of misunderstandings have grown to become

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: the good, the bad, the ugly of a post-compliance world

Now that CASL has been live for about a month, it's a great time to go one step deeper and really see what impact this legislation is having on the marketplace. After traveling

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Robert Burko

Anti-spam law hits SMS marketing business

At least one SMS marketing business is seeing a decrease in usage since Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1. The anti-spam law that requires businesses to collect explicit consent from

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson