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CRTC fines Compu-Finder $1.1M for spam

telecom | 03/05/2015 5:20 pm EST

On Thursday the CRTC fined Compu-Finder Inc. $1.1 million for sending spam emails to Canadians. The company has 30 days to respond to the notice of violation with a letter or a request for an undertaking, after which it must pay the penalty. The regulator said the company sent emails and electronic messages to businesses about “various training courses … often related to topics such as management, social media and professional development” in which the unsubscribe function did not work. The violations occurred between July 2 and Sept. 16, 2014,  the CRTC said, adding...