Entries by Justine Laurin-Cousson

Attention! Privacy Law: New Obligations for ALL Businesses

According to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in 2016, 53% of Canadian businesses were victims of sensitive data loss. In recent years, millions of Canadians discovered that their personal data had been stolen from Bell Canada, Equifax, Uber, CIBC, Winners, and others. These breaches have led the government to oblige companies to systematically disclose any incidents […]

$100,000 in penalties for SMS messages non-compliant with CASL

A commitment to the CRTC May 1st, 2018, the CRTC announced via news release that companies 9118-9076 QUÉBEC INC. and 9310-6359 QUÉBEC INC., operating as 514-TICKETS, whose principal activity is the resale of sports, cultural, and event tickets, has accepted an undertaking for alleged violations of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Under the latter, the […]

CASL’s first sanction against a foreign company

Sanction for the Irish site Ancestry.com On April 24th, the CRTC announced an undertaking with Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company (“Ancestry”), which hosts the Ancestry.com website. The latter uses emails to communicate with people registered on its online service, which allows the search for genealogical documents (family history, family trees, historical records, information based on genetic […]