Toronto firm files statement of claim against province seeking $75 million over data leak

Is Canada getting more litigious on data breach lawsuits? Has anyone compiled any stats over the past five years?

Vito Pilieci reports:

A Toronto law firm has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a placeholder for a possible $75 million class-action lawsuit against the province.

The filing, which was made on behalf of a plaintiff known only as “M.M.” to protect their identity, was filed on Thursday and states the intent of Sean Brown — a lawyer with Flaherty McCarthy LLP Barristers and Solicitors — to bring a class-action lawsuit against Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, its executive director, Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services, the Province of Ontario and the person who allegedly leaked sensitive information online.

The person behind the leak has not been publicly identified and is only described as “John Doe” in the filing.

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