ICYMI, the agency responsible for enforcing the Canadian anti-spam law released a nifty infographic breaking down some interesting stats about those enforcement efforts for the prior seven months.
The number one complaint e-mail recipients made to their government – by a long shot – was a lack of permission from recipients. And the senders in most of those cases were just ordinary businesses sending promotional mail.
Other key take-aways:
- Almost $2.7-million in fines and penalties were issued;
- Vicarious liability is a thing – leaders at the offending companies can be (and were) held personally liable for the infringing acts of the companies they run;
- Text message spam is alive and well – 42% of all CASL complaints were about SMS spam.
Don’t mess with Canada.