Laws Still Apply to Bad Ideas

On Monday, I posted that “[acp title=”Forcing Consent Is A Bad Idea” medium=”blog” url=”https://www.spamtacular.com/2020/01/27/forcing-consent-is-a-bad-idea/” year=”2020″ month=”January” day=”27″ author=”Mickey Chandler” id=”me-02″ day_access=”29″ month_access=”January” year_access=”2020″]{title}[/acp]”. The point was to tell say that, regardless of legal issues, there are very practical reasons in favor of setting a policy of not trying to force consent. But, just because there… Read More

What happened to Compu-Finder?

The [acp author=”Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission” title=”CRTC Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer issues $1.1 million penalty to Compu-Finder for spamming Canadians” id=”CRTC-01″ media=”website” url=”http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=944159&crtr.tp1D=1″ year=”2015″ month=”March” day=”5″ year_access=”2015″ month_access=”March” day_access=”5″ ]{author} announced[/acp] today that they have issued their first penalty against someone for sending email in violation of Canada’s anti-spam law. The penalty is substantial… Read More

CASL Loophole?

In looking at the new regulatory framework for CASL which was just released late on Tuesday of last week by [acp title=”CASL81000-2-175 (SOR/DORS)” author=”Industry Canada” media=”website” year=”2013″ month=”December” day=”3″ id=”IC_CASL-01″ url=”http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/00273.html”]{author}[/acp], I noticed a this bit: 3. Section 6 of the Act does not apply to a commercial electronic message… (f) if the person who sends… Read More

Canada’s anti-spam law: Does it apply to me?

Lots of time and space has been dedicated to an examination of Canada’s new anti-spam law.  And we have been watching it too.  For a general overview of the law, I would suggest reading [acp author=”Al Iverson” day=”17″ month=”December” year=”2010″ url=”http://www.exacttarget.com/blog/canadas-anti-spam-bill-c-28-becomes-law/” media=”blog” publisher=”ExactTarget” title=”Canada’s Anti-Spam Bill (C-28) Becomes Law”]{author}’s {publisher} blog post[/acp] about it. Today,… Read More

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Guest Blog: Consumers Cautiously Optimistic about the Future

Today, we have a guest blog from the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE). CAUCE has been heavily involved in crafting a worthy anti-spam law in Canada, so I reached out to them to see if they would like to guest blog here. Neil Schwartzman, CAUCE’s Executive Director, wrote back with the following: Are things… Read More