Canadians will be able to file lawsuits against businesses for breaking the anti-spam laws once a transition period ends on July 1, 2017, according to the CRTC.
This week Rogers has been fined $200,000 for failing to have properly working unsubscribe functions in place, when you asked to be unsubscribed they ignored your request.
So they have agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the CRTC for allegedly sending unsolicited email advertisements.
Fourth fine under the new strict anti-spam laws this year, the first unsolicited email sent by a Canadian company is considered a violation.
Corporate training company Compu-Finder-fined $1.1 million in March.
Online dating website PlentyOfFish — fined $48,000
Porter Airlines, fined $150,000