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

‘How much should the working poor pay for cell service?’ report asks

Many Canadians making a low annual income would rather cut back on food, clothing, and health care than consider reducing their telephone or Internet services, according to a report released today by the

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

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

CRTC bans Bell, Videotron from giving their customers subsidies for watching their content on mobile devices

The Canadian Radio-television Communications Commission (CRTC) has ruled it's no longer going to allow cellphone service providers to give special treatment to their own TV content when consumers stream it from wireless devices.

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Candice So

OpenMedia kicks off global petition campaign for net neutrality

OpenMedia.ca is launching a week-long campaign, aiming to get people to sign a petition supporting net neutrality - the concept that Internet service providers should treat all Internet traffic equally, without giving any

Published on: September 8th, 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

How the CRTC will enforce CASL

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force on July 1, the federal government has been sharing its pointers on how businesses can avoid sending spam - and how they can avoid warnings

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Candice So

4 answers to the most commonly-asked CASL questions

Even though Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is coming into force on July 1, there are still a lot of questions about how the new legislation will work. CASL will change how businesses send

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Candice So

CASL has companies concerned about class-action risk: Adam Kardash

With the rules of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) now finalized and the first phase coming into effect July 1, it's time for businesses to consider how they will need to make changes in

Published on: May 13th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers launching $9.99-a-day data plan for international roaming

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched a new set of international roaming plans – and one of them is a plan for around $9.99 per day for data. In an announcement today, Rogers said

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Candice So

Critics say Moore’s digital strategy effort falls short

It was a long time in the making, and it wasn't worth the wait. That's the general sentiment expressed by several critics of Minister of Industry James Moore's Digital Canada 150 plan. The

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

3 key things you should know about CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be coming into force July 1, meaning businesses will have to watch what kinds of electronic messages they're allowed to send their customers. And here at IT Business.ca,

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So