Cable & Telecom

Dating service Plentyoffish on the hook for spamming violations

OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Online dating service Plentyoffish Media has paid $48,000 as part of a settlement over violations to Canada's anti-spam legislation, plus promised to develop a new spam compliance program, the CRTC said Wednesday.Acting on complaints, the Commission investigated Plentyoffish Media Inc. for allegedly sending commercial emails to registered users of the Plenty of Fish online dating service with an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation. Those emails, sent between July 1 and October 8, 2014, notified users of services available through their registration to...