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Anti-Spam Private Right of Action Suspended

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The Government of Canada has suspended the implementation of the private right of action in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). The provisions in connection with CASL’s private right of action were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017.  They would have given people the ability to seek damages against those who contravene certain sections… Continue Reading

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Adds Teeth, Leaves Potential Opening for Class Actions

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Canada already has one of the world’s strictest regimes regulating commercial electronic messages, and, just in time for the country’s 150th birthday, the consequences for breach are about to get much more severe. On July 1, 2017, this regime will add additional teeth in the form of a private right of action, which could drastically… Continue Reading

Failure to comply with the new Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL) can cost you

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In a recent decision from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Plentyoffish Media Inc. was fined $48,000 for violating Canada’s anti-spam legislation. This announcement comes only weeks after Compu-Finder was hit with a $1.1 million fine, which was the first fine levied after CASL came into effect in July 2014. Plenty of Fish, a… Continue Reading