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Volume: 15 Issue: 5
(May 2018)

Keywords:
consent direct marketing spam enforcement sms | mms marketing

Authors:
john beardwood

Organisations:
fasken martineau dumoulin

Jurisdictions:
canada

Q&A: The CRTC's 514-BILLETS settlement: CASL enforcement

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (‘CRTC’) announced, on 1 May 2018, that 9118-9076 QUÉBEC INC. and 9310-6359 QUÉBEC INC., operating as 514-BILLETS, had agreed to pay CAD 100,000 (approx. €65,500), for allegedly sending SMS messages without the recipients’ consent, identification of the sender, or information to enable the recipient to easily contact the sender, in violation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2010 (‘CASL’). In addition, 514-BILLETS agreed to put in place a compliance programme and appoint an officer responsible for organisational compliance. Data Protection Leader spoke with John Beardwood, Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, about the significance of the settlement.

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