Back in September of 2014 I wrote an article on DomainCrunch.com that Canada was not playing around when it comes to spam.
A Canadian law that targets spam email could have a big impact on Boston-area companies that use email marketing.
Starting July 1, the law makes sending commercial messages to a Canadian resident without their express consent very costly. According to the legislation, the maximum penalty per violation for an individual is $1 million per violation, and for a business, it is $10 million.
The law only affects messages that are clearly commercial, but that method of marketing includes everything from email and text messaging to social media and instant messaging.
It seems Canada has just smacked one company pretty hard for their continuing to spam even after being given the chance to come into compliance. The company Compu-Finder has been spamming apparently since 2008 according to an article on CBC.ca.
From the article:
The CRTC is preparing to mete out a $1.1 million fine against a company it accuses of “flagrantly” flouting Canada’s anti-spam legislation.
Quebec-based corporate training company Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest the CRTC’s ruling.
The Compu-Finder case represents the first time the CRTC has sought to impose a financial penalty under the anti-spam law, which came into effect in July.
The CRTC alleges the company sent commercial emails to consumers without their consent and did not allow recipients to unsubscribe from the mailings. The investigation was based on reports of four apparent violations of the law last year between July and September.
“This case stood out because of the flagrant nature of the violation,” said chief compliance and enforcement officer Manon Bombardier.
Read the full article on CBC.ca