Cable & Telecom

Largest-ever spam penalty

OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The CRTC’s chief compliance and enforcement officer announced today a penalty of $75,000 to Scott William Brewer for violating Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) by allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of commercial emails without prior consent — marking the largest fine ever issued by the Commission to an individual for sending spam messages. Between December 2015 and May 2018, Brewer allegedly sent more than 670,000 spam messages in what are known as hailstorm spam campaigns, where a very high volume of emails is sent over a short period of time, before anti-spam defences can respond and block the messages....

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.