Canada: Stolen Customer Data Results In Ontario’s First Certified Privacy Class Action
Michael J. Paris of Bennett Jones LLP writes:
Businesses that collect personal information have an added incentive to monitor employees handling customer data – Ontario’s first class action arising from the new tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” was certified last week.1
In Evans v Bank of Nova Scotia, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class action against the bank and one of its employees, Richard Wilson, who provided private and confidential information about the bank’s customers to third parties in an identity theft scam foiled by Calgary Police.
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