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CRTC Issues Its First Penalty Against A CEO For Violating Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
On April 23, 2019, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued Compliance and Enforcement Decision 2019-111.
Canada
22 May 2019
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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation — 2018 Year In Review
In 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission continued to enforce CASL and issued an important information bulletin regarding the CASL provision that imposes indirect liability for CASL violations.
Canada
9 Jan 2019
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CRTC Issues Guidance For Avoiding Indirect Liability For CASL Violations
In November 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") issued an Information Bulletin regarding Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as "CASL").
Canada
7 Jan 2019
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CASL Enforcement Action – $250,000 In Penalties For Aiding The Distribution Of Malvertising
On July 11, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued notices of violation under CASL against two online advertising businesses for allegedly aiding the installation of malicious...
Canada
18 Jul 2018
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Settlement Of Alleged CASL Violations – Messages Sent Without Compliant Unsubscribe Mechanism
In January 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission accepted an undertaking by Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company, operator of the Ancestry online genealogy service ...
Canada
16 May 2018
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Settlement Of Alleged CASL Violation – Text Messages Sent Without Consent Or Prescribed Information
On May 1, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission announced that the companies operating the 514-BILLETS ticket resale business agreed to pay $100,000...
Canada
4 May 2018
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Expectation Of Privacy In Text Message Conversations More Stringent In Canada Than The U.S.
Canada's highest court, the SCC, recently decided in R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59, that Canadians have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the text messages they send, even after they have been received by the recipient.
Canada
30 Jan 2018
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Dans un nouveau rapport, un comité souligne la nécessité d'apporter des éclaircissements à la LCAP et de faire davantage de sensibilisation
La Loi canadienne anti-pourriel (la « LCAP ») prévoyait une revue de ses dispositions et de son fonctionnement trois ans après son entrée en vigueur en juillet 2014.
Canada
26 Jan 2018
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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation – 2017 Year In Review
An organization that sends a CEM has the onus of proving that the recipient consented to receive the CEM.
Canada
4 Jan 2018
10
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation — 2017 Year In Review
During 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission continued to enforce Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, the Canadian government indefinitely suspended...
Canada
3 Jan 2018
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New Committee Report On CASL Highlights Need For Clarification And Education
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has completed its review of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation.
Canada
19 Dec 2017
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SCC Recognizes Expectation Of Privacy In Text Message Conversations
It is important to highlight that the SCC did not determine that all text message conversations are protected from police searches.
Canada
14 Dec 2017
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CASL Enforcement Decision - Interpretive Guidance For Compliance And Penalties
The decision provides important guidance for the interpretation of CASL and the CRTC's approach to penalties for CASL violations.
Canada
23 Nov 2017
14
CASL – Government Suspends Private Right of Action
The Government of Canada published today an Order in Council suspending the implementation of the private right of action under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as "CASL").
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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CASL Enforcement Decision – Sending Messages Without Consent Or Prescribed Formalities
On March 9, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a Compliance and Enforcement Decision imposing a $15,000 penalty on an individual...
Canada
23 Mar 2017
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Young Man Sentenced For Criminal Harassment For "Sexting"
On September 7, 2016, the Ontario Court of Justice ("ONCJ") imposed a suspended sentence on a young man charged with criminal harassment, contrary to section 264 of the Criminal Code of Canada...
Canada
10 Feb 2017
17
CASL — Year In Review
During 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") issued important guidance for compliance with Canada's anti-spam legislation and took significant steps to enforce...
Canada
11 Jan 2017
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Dans la Foulée de L'atteinte à la Protection des Données Chez Yahoo, Les ACVM Proposent des Directives à L'intention des Sociétés Ouvertes
Le 22 septembre 2016, Yahoo Inc., en pleine négociation d'une opération de 4,8 milliards de dollars visant la vente de ses activités principales à Verizon Communications Inc., a révélé que certaines données de comptes d'utilisateurs, notamment des noms, des adresses électroniques, des dates de naissance et des mots de passe, avaient été récupérées illicitement à partir d'au moins 500 millions de comptes Yahoo en 20141.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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CASL Compliance Programs – Preparing For Litigation
In less than nine months, on July 1, 2017, persons affected by a contravention of Canada's anti-spam legislation will be able to invoke a private right of action to sue for compensation and potentially substantial statutory damages.
Canada
20 Oct 2016
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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation - Regulatory Guidance
A person who sends a CEM has the onus of proving that the recipient gave express or implied consent to receive the CEM.
Canada
5 Aug 2016
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