I’m surprised it has taken so long for a Canadian book on the law of something so ubiquitous, email. Lexis Nexis Canada has released the new title E-mail Law by Charles Morgan and Julien Saulgrain, both of McCarthy Tétrault, and General Editor Dr. Sunny Handa. The description of this 188 page book is given here in the Butterworths catalogue. From the McCarthy Tétrault press release (Oct. 24/08):
It includes systematic analyses of current and upcoming trends, cutting-edge information on e-contracts, spam, e-mail monitoring, document retention, and e-mail as evidence.
Designed for legal counsel, human resource professionals and business leaders, E-mail Law draws upon Canadian and US precedents, legislation, policy documents and years of practical experience in the field.
Table of Contents summary (more detail available from the book description):
Chapter 1: Contract Formation via E-mail
Chapter 2: Spam
Chapter 3: E-mail Monitoring
Chapter 4: Document Retention
Chapter 5: E-mail as Evidence
If anyone purchases this for your book collection, I am curious to know if this also covers the subject of mass distribution of email (legitimate, not spam) and opt-in/opt-out issues.