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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

SCC Rules Debtors Impliedly Consented to Disclosure of Mortgage Discharge Statement

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On November 17, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, 2016 SCC 50. This case involved the proper interpretation of certain disclosure exceptions in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, S.C. 2000, c.5 (“PIPEDA”). Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Côté overturned… Continue Reading