CRTC Levies Anti-Spam Fines

CBJ — Two companies have been fined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission under Canada’s anti-spam law for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs through online ads.

The CRTC fined Datablocks $100,000 and hit Sunlight Media with a $150,000 penalty.

Both companies have 30 days to file written responses to the CRTC or pay the penalties.