The application for authorization to institute a class action alleges that the defendants failed to adequately protect class members’ personal data and seeks payment of substantial compensatory and punitive damages.
On June 21, 2019, Kugler Kandestin, in conjunction with LPC Avocats Inc., filed an application for authorization to institute a class action against the Fédérations des Caisses Desjardins du Québec and the numerous “Caisse Desjardins” credit unions in connection with the massive and unprecedented data breach that Desjardins publicly reported on June 20th.
It is reported that the personal data of 2.7 million people and 173,000 businesses – comprising names, addresses, birth dates, social insurance numbers, email addresses, and information about their transaction habits – was improperly and unlawfully accessed by a former Desjardins employee and disclosed to third parties.
The proposed class action, which includes all Desjardins members whose personal data was breached, alleges that Desjardins did not have a sufficient system or adequate measures in place to adequately protect its members’ personal and highly sensitive information and claims significant compensatory and punitive damages.
If you believe you may be a member of the class, we invite you to contact one of the Kugler Kandestin lawyers below who are handling this matter.
Your communications with us are free and will be kept strictly confidential.
Please note that class members do not need to take any steps in order to join the class action.
We will continue to update this page as the case progresses.
Me David Stolow
Me Jérémie Longpré
Company :-Kugler Kandestin
Url :- https://kklex.com/2019/06/21/kugler-kandestin-in-collaboration-with-lpc-avocats-inc-files-class-action-against-the-desjardins-group-in-connection-with-massive-data-breach-of-close-to-3-million-members/