Overview

A class action seeking $550 million in damages on behalf of Canadian victims of a massive cybersecurity privacy hack of the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax.

Equifax issued a press release on September 7, 2017, in which it disclosed that criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to obtain Social Insurance Numbers, dates of birth, names, addresses, credit card numbers and other personal identifying information of 143 million U.S. consumers, as well as Canadians.

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Une action collective visant à obtenir, pour les victimes canadiennes, des dommages de 550 millions $ à la suite du piratage massif de la cyber-sécurité des renseignements personnels en possession de l’agence d’évaluation du crédit Equifax.

Le 7 septembre 2017, Equifax a publié un communiqué de presse révélant que des personnes criminalisées avaient exploité la vulnérabilité d’une application Web américaine pour obtenir les numéros d’assurance sociale, dates de naissance, noms, adresses, numéros de carte de crédit et autres renseignements d’identification personnelle de 143 millions de consommateurs américains ainsi que canadiens.

Updates

  • December 5, 2017: Equifax previously announced that approximately 8,000 Canadian consumers were affected by the data breach. Equifax Canada recently announced that “In addition, it was determined that some of the consumers with affected credit cards announced in company’s initial statement are also Canadian. We now know that this group includes 11,670 impacted Canadian consumers and we are in the process of notifying them by mail and offering them free credit monitoring and identity protection.” The total number of affected Canadians, as described by Equifax, therefore now appears to total 19,000 persons. If you receive a letter from Equifax and you are a Canadian resident, please register on our website here.
  • November 7, 2017: The Ontario Superior Court is scheduled to hear a motion on December 19, 2017, to decide if it should be Sotos LLP or Merchant Law Group that prosecutes this action in Ontario.
  • October 17, 2017: The first case conference about the class action was held before the Court.

Documents

Case Contacts

Jean-Marc Leclerc
t: 416.977.6857
f: 416.977.0717
e: jleclerc@sotosllp.com

Mohsen Seddigh
t: 416.572.7320
f: 416.977.0717
e: mseddigh@sotosllp.com