CRTC issuing the first major fine under its new anti-spam law

Watch out!

Thought the anti-spam law was toothless?

Think again.

The CRTC has issued its first fine under Canada’s anti-spam law. Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest the CRTC’s ruling or a face a penalty of $1.1-million.

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.

Complaints about Compu-Finder date back well before the spam law went into effect. Blog posts as early as 2008 on the website of Montreal newspaper La Presse detail fruitless efforts to stop a flood of emails from the company.

via Compu-Finder fined $1.1M under anti-spam lawissuing first fine under anti-spam law - CBC.

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