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IT.CAN Teleconference Roundtable
CASL’s Private Right of Action: Class Action Goldmine or Merely a Proxy for the Regulator?

Please join us for the next session in our Roundtable series where our speakers will provide an expert view on the new CASL private right of action (PRA). The ostensible purpose of this right of action – scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017 – is to provide a user-friendly remedy for persons impacted by a prohibited practice. In reality, it will be only well-resourced parties such as class plaintiffs who will have the means to commence a claim. However, a closer examination of what we can expect with the PRA suggests that the underlying objective is regulatory enforcement and that any class action goldmine may be illusory. In this webinar presentation, a CASL compliance lawyer and a commercial litigator will discuss the challenges facing PRA claimants and the potential for regulatory enforcement actions sidetracking any significant private litigation.

SPEAKERS: David Young, David Young Law and Young Park, Fogler Rubinoff LLP

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017

TIME: 12:00pm–1:00pm (Eastern)

VIA TELECONFERENCE: If you wish to participate on the Roundtable by teleconference call you must be a current 2017 member of IT.CAN. Please RSVP by e-mail to Lisa Ptack, IT.CAN Executive Director, by Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.

You will be provided with the access information the day before the Teleconference.

This call will be recorded and posted on the IT.CAN website for those members who are not able to participate live.

The Canadian IT Law Association wishes to thank David Young and Young Park for sharing their insights with our Members.


For more information about any of IT.Can's programs please contact Lisa Ptack.

Last updated April 19, 2017.