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Can you Get Charged for Reading Someone’s...

In today’s fast-paced economic climate, most Canadians receive their personal and business correspondence via e-mail. Everything from bills to financial statements to wedding invitations to office work are sent over the Internet, turning our world into a paperless environment. Before wireless correspondence, everything came in the mail. Because of this, the Canada Post Corporation Act makes it illegal for any unauthorized individual to open, keep or even delay someone else’s mail. If you moved and forget to cancel a magazine subscription, you may not mind if the new tenants in your old home flipped through the pages or even threw it out. It’s just a magazine, you can contact the publishing company and they can send you a new one. Contrariwise, what if you forget to re-route your credit card bill? What if the new tenant has no moral compass and opens your mail, records your information and commits fraud…

20 Apr 2015