Toronto-area lawyers file class action over Ashley Madison breach

Jenny Yuen of Toronto Sun reports on a potential class action lawsuit filed in Toronto.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Eliot Shore, a disabled widower in Ottawa, who after 30 years of marriage lost his wife to breast cancer. He joined Ashley Madison for a short time seeking companionship, but never met anyone online.

The data breach includes users’ personal names, e-mails, home addresses and profile information for public viewing.

Charney said since the first information dump on Tuesday, more than 50 people — one-third of which are women — approached the lawyers — and more should come forward, he said.

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