Data Breach and Privacy

Data Breach and Privacy

Data Breach and Privacy

As data breaches and online hacking become more common, class actions are a powerful tool to protect privacy rights and obtain compensation when those rights are violated.

Companies and institutions know a staggering amount of information about us. Our name. Address. Phone numbers. Where we work. And play. Net worth. Our bills. Where we shop. Where we socialize. Our relatives, friends and acquaintances. How we relate and interrelate. Our likes and dislikes.

We are leaders in this developing area of the law:

  • We were counsel in a ground-breaking case at Ontario’s highest court regarding whether privacy damages could be claimed against hospitals. [Hopkins v. Kay]
  • We certified a class action against a major computer manufacturer for allegedly installing spyware on its laptops. [Bennett v. Lenovo]
  • We are proposed class counsel in Ontario for a national class action against Equifax Canada involving a widely-publicized data breach.
  • We are proposed class counsel in a privacy breach occurring at a Toronto area hospital involving the illegal sale of information about mothers of newborn babies to RESP companies.