Category Archives: CASL

CASL: $10k per complaint?

Kellogg has become the latest big brand to pay for alleged violations of CASL. The notice on the CRTC’s website says very little, other than that messages were sent by Kellogg and/or its providers over the course of a couple … Continue reading

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Avis: CASL-related amendments to Competition Act violate the Charter

Earlier this year the the Competition Bureau brought an application against Aviscar, Budgetcar, and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc. The Bureau alleges that the companies engaged in deceptive marketing practices by failing to disclose additional fees that can … Continue reading

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Is the private right of action under CASL retroactive?

When Industry Canada determined the coming-into-force date for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), it wisely decided to delay the private right of action for a period of three years. This is supposed to give businesses some time to figure out the rules … Continue reading

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Little margin for error under CASL

The list of published enforcement activities under CASL just got a little longer. The first and only administrative monetary penalty levied so far, $1.1 million against CompuFinder, was a lot, but the facts that were published suggest that it was … Continue reading

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$1.1 million penalty under CASL offers few surprises

The moment that so many people have been waiting for arrived this morning when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced publicly for the first time that it has issued a Notice of Violation under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), … Continue reading

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New Zealand Spammers fined

A New Zealand court fined a spammer $12,000 a few days ago. According to a press release published by the Department of Internal Affairs, the spam was apparently some sort of bizarre response to an argument that broke out in an internet … Continue reading

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More guidance on CASL computer program rules

The CRTC and Industry Canada held an information session on the computer program rules under section 8 of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) in Montreal on December 1 (hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright), one of the last in a series of information … Continue reading

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CRTC guidance on CASL computer program rules

The CRTC has published guidance on its interpretation of the rules that apply to the installation of computer programs under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Given that these rules come  into force in just over two months, it is it is … Continue reading

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Grandfathering existing consent under CASL

I wrote a guest blog for EmailKarma a few days ago explaining the meaning of “grandfathering” existing express consent under CASL. I encourage anyone with questions about grandfathering to read it.

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Reconfirmation under CASL: who and when?

Many senders are looking at their existing databases and asking questions about which of their subscribers must be reconfirmed under CASL, and by when they must do so. Understanding the various timelines under CASL is somewhat complicated, as CASL contains … Continue reading

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