Canada’s anti-spam law turns one year old

When thousands of Canadians celebrate Canada Day with picnics and barbecues this year, there’s one dish they’ll be consuming a lot less on our national holiday: spam. The amount of digital spam originating

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Porter Airlines hits turbulence with $150,000 penalty for CASL spam violations

Porter Airlines has hit some turbulence with its email marketing practices and is the latest company hit with a hefty payment under the Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL). According to the Canada Radio-television and

Published on: June 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cyberimpact survey says CASL makes Canadian businesses less competitive

Canada Day, July 1, marks the one-year anniversary of Bill C28 – Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) – and a new survey warns it may be impacting the competitiveness of Canadian businesses. Among other

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

CASL hasn’t cramped the email marketing style of Canadian businesses: survey

Nearly one year after Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force, a new survey shows Canadian businesses rely on email marketing as much as ever to reach new and existing customers. New research

Published on: June 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Buffering: Who are the CASL protesters?

Buffering… is an editorial cartoon series by Charlie Teljeur that will be bringing to you on a regular basis in the weeks ahead. We want to know what you think – like it?

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Charlie Teljeur

CASL reduces spam received by Americans, but not Canadians: report

The numbers are in, and it seems the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has had a significant impact on Canadian email volumes since it went into effect on July 1 – although maybe not in

Published on: May 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

3 tips to avoid being the next company fined under CASL

Recent fines and compliance agreements under Canada’s anti-spam legislation CASL are helping to strengthen the e-mail market channel by penalizing behaviour that gives legitimate operators a bad name, according to one of the

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Dating web site PlentyOfFish pays $48,000 for alleged CASL violations

While the second penalty faced by a Canadian business under the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL) is just a fraction of the first, it’s still likely to cause some pain to the alleged offender.

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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