Cable & Telecom

CASL’s consumer, privacy benefits outweigh “burden of compliance”: CRTC’s Harroun

OTTAWA - Canada’s anti-spam legislation may be burdensome for businesses, but it is beginning to pay off, says Steven Harroun, the CRTC’s chief compliance and enforcement officer.In a recent address to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of CASL’s planned three year review, Harroun described the legislation as “largely effective” and stressed that it would be counterproductive to tweak it at this point.He quoted a third-party study that determined there was 29% less spam email in Canadians' inboxes and 37% less spam originating from Canada just one year after CASL's implementation.  Internationally, he continued, Canada is no...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.