June 23, 2015 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau Three Montreal‑based telemarketers have been sentenced by the Court of Québec for their role in a deceptive telemarketing operation that sold business directories, subscriptions to online directories, office supplies and first aid kits using misleading sales techniques that targeted thousands of businesses in Canada, the United… Read more »
A coordinated and action-oriented approach to unwanted and fraudulent spam, SMS messages and unwanted telemarketing calls were the goals of the June 8-12 meeting in Dublin of the “London Action Plan.” (LAP). LAP is a public-private network of regulators, enforcers, technologists, and anti-abuse professionals. LAP continues to identify ways to protect consumers through coordinated international… Read more »
On April 28, 2015, Cloudmark released its 2015 Q1 Security Threat Report which underscored the beneficial impact that Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has had on spam in Canada since it came into force on July 1, 2015. The Cloudmark report had the following to say on CASL: “On July 1st of last year, a stringent anti-spam… Read more »
In March 2015, after conducting two lengthy cross-border investigations with the assistance of the US Federal Trade Commission, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Notices of Violation with administrative monetary penalties totaling $345,000 to two American companies for violating Canada’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Maple Accounting and Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. had multiple violations of… Read more »
LAP membership includes representatives from the government regulatory and enforcement community and interested industry members. Through annual meetings and bimonthly teleconferences, members stay connected and share information that is critical for any organization engaged in anti-spam regulation and enforcement.