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Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation-Right of Action

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

On July 1, 2017, a private right of action in connection with Canada’s anti-spam legislation comes into force. The consequence of this? In addition to having to answer to government regulators for breaches of the law, companies will then have to answer to Canadians who receive electronic messages or automatic software updates and data transfers in contravention of the anti-spam legislation.

This opens up the possibility of class actions relating to breaches of the anti-spam legislation.

Canadian anti-spam legislation has been enacted in stages. Initially, in 2014, portions of the legislation came into force governing commercial electronic messages. Canadians’ permission was being requested before companies would continue to send emails. Then in 2015, the portion of the legislation attempting to block companies from installing programs on computers without users’ consent came into force. Having had time to adjust to these legislative requirements, companies will soon have to step up their compliance efforts if they want to ward off class actions from individuals who’ve been the subject of anti-spam legislation breaches.

If you believe you have been affected by an act or omission that constitutes a contravention of Canada’s anti-spam legislation, contact Wagners to discuss your situation further.

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
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linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .
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frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach. Thanks
Missy Day
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident. I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I received a response about pursuing a case the next day. I would highly recommend this firm.
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