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July 13, 2017

Paul Grower publishes article about CASL’s Private Right of Action in Piling Canada.

Paul Grower published “Is Your Business Ready for CASL’s Private Right of Action?” in the Q2 edition of Piling Canada. He described the implications of the private right of action that was scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017.

Although CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) provides for compensatory damages, the proposed private right of action provides for statutory damages of $200 for each contravention of CASL, to a maximum of $1 million per day, making such CASL claims rife for class-action lawsuits.

The federal government suspended the lawsuit provision “in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector,” but CASL still remains in effect and non-compliance can result in steep regulatory fines. In the article, Paul describes some steps organization can take to help them comply with CASL’s stringent requirements. To read the full article, please click here

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