Monday, April 20, 2015

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.

The violations happened within a 4 month window between July 1 and October 8, 2014. POF is accused by the CRTC of sending emails to users with:
"an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation." 
Just a reminder to businesses that you must receive explicit consent, not implied consent, to send a user or client an email.

Read more here.
- Rachel Spence, Law Clerk

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