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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Private Right of Action Put on Ice

June-8-2017

Lawyer Peter Ruby
Area Technology

Summary

Yesterday, Canada’s Federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action in Canada’s anti-spam legislation, known as CASL. The private right of action, which would have authorized private lawsuits for breach of certain provisions of CASL, was to come into force on July 1, 2017. 

The balance of the legislation remains in force, and businesses must comply with it, pending a upcoming Parliamentary review of CASL. 

For further information, please contact any member of our Technology Group.

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