The first fine has been issued under Canada's ferocious anti-spam law (CASL). According to a story from Canadian Press, a company called Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest a ruling by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission or face a penalty of $1.1 million. Its offence was sending commercial e-mails promoting corporate training courses to consumers without the recipients' consent and without allowing recipients to unsubscribe from the mailings.
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