Frind’s personal wealth alone is over 0 million USD), the fine represents one of the few major results of the anti-spam legislation thus far.
It is certainly the first time Canada’s anti-spam legislature has affected such a large, international company.
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The emails had “an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation,” according to the release.sent multiple emails to online dating customers without a clear mechanism to unsubscribe, a requirement under the new anti-spam legislation which became law on July 1, 2014.According to a press release from the CRTC, “Plentyoffish Media had allegedly sent commercial emails to registered users of the Plenty of Fish online dating service with an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation.As previously reported by the , online dating is now big business, with each successful site or app spawning hundreds of copies trying every trick in the book to get their share of that pie, and effective anti-spam laws are an important part of combating online scams.Many critics are still skeptical of the actual utility of the law; Canada doesn’t even figure in the top 10 countries which are sources of spam, and many feel that fines are more likely to harm small businesses and entrepreneurs than actually prevent spam on a wider scale, including online dating startups without the financial power of Plenty of Fish.