The CRTC strikes again
Another major fine under the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Online dating website Plenty of Fish has coughed up $48,000 for allegedly violating the country’s anti-spam legislation, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The fine stems from an alleged violation that happened between July 1 and Oct. 8, 2014. The company is accused by the CRTC of sending emails to users with “an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation.”
“This case is an important reminder to businesses that they need to review their unsubscribe mechanisms to ensure they are clearly and prominently set out and can be readily performed,” said Manon Bombardier, the CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer.