Ca: Desjardins expands protection plan for members after data breach

Frédéric Tomesco reports:

Mouvement Desjardins is expanding a protection plan for personal and business customers in the wake of the data leak that compromised the personal information of more than 2.9 million members.

All current and future Desjardins caisse members are now automatically and permanently protected against identity theft at no cost, chief executive officer Guy Cormier said Monday. Desjardins will also reimburse up to $50,000 of expenses related to identity theft such as salary loss, document notarization or legal and accounting fees.

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