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CRTC and Japanese Agency Join Forces to Fight Spam 

Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The CRTC today announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. This agreement to combat unsolicited commercial electronic messages, came into effect on January 1, 2018.

This partnership will support close cooperation and a coordinated approach in the enforcement of spam laws in both jurisdictions to limit the amount of unwanted emails received by Canadian and Japanese residents.

As part of the agreement, both agencies have agreed to share information and provide investigative support, upon request, and in accordance with the law. The memorandum of cooperation also provides for research and education opportunities through sharing of best practices by both parties.

“Once again, the CRTC is demonstrating its commitment to combat unwanted commercial electronic messages. By establishing a partnership with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, we are broadening our international engagement against spam to protect the citizens of Canada and Japan. Collaborating with Japanese authorities will heighten our expertise and ability to enforce Canada’s anti-spam law.”

– Steven Harroun, CRTC Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

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