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Ottawa praised for suspending private right of action in 'complex' anti-spam law

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 3:23 PM | By Paula Kulig

Corporate law firms and in-house counsel waiting for the private right of action to take effect on July 1 under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) are breathing easier after the federal government announced it is suspending certain provisions “in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector."

These groups “should not have to bear the burden of unnecessary red tape and costs to comply with the legislation,” said a June 7 news release issued by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Martin Kratz,...