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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

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