Ca: Student loan data breach class action lawsuit can expand, Federal Court rules

The Canadian Press reports:

The Federal Court of Appeal has ordered the expansion of a class action lawsuit brought by thousands of students whose personal loan data was lost by the federal government.

And the lawyer representing the students says that decision could have far-reaching implications for other similar cases.

Read more on CBC News.

And yes, this could be a game-changer because  the appeal court held that in negligence and breach of confidence cases, the specific details of damages don’t need to be proven before a class action can go ahead. Whether the case will get dismissed at a later stage for failure to demonstrate actual injury is another matter, but for now, the case survives to fight the next battle.

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