Cable & Telecom

CRTC dings Compu-Finder for $1.1M under new anti-spam law

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC issued its first fine under the country’s new anti-spam laws Thursday, handing out a whopping $1.1 million penalty to Quebec-based Compu-Finder.The Commission said that its investigation found that Compu-Finder sent commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent, as well as emails in which the unsubscribe mechanisms did not function properly.  The four alleged violations occurred between July 2, 2014 and September 16, 2014, and included emails promoting training courses to businesses, often related to topics such as management, social media and professional development.The CRTC added that it conducted a number of information sessions across the country...