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Suspension of the private right of action provisions within CASL

In a move greeted with a sigh of relief from businesses, on 2 June 2017 the Government of Canada put on hold a number of controversial provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (‘CASL’), most significantly those provisions which would have allowed for individuals to have a private right of action (‘PRA’) against organisations directly1, as of 1 July 20172. In this article, John Beardwood of Fasken Martineau LLP reviews the reasons for this suspension, and the impact on businesses seeking to comply with CASL.

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