A Canadian woman launched a $550-million class-action lawsuit against Equifax Canada following the privacy breach that took place between May 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017. The lawsuit claims that Equifax was negligent in handling consumer information. The lawsuit also is demanding a court order for Equifax to notify any Canadians who were affected by the breach. Equifax Canada recently announced that it would be sending letters to affected persons, estimated to involve 100,000 Canadians.
The Equifax data breach is to be considered one of the worse ever due to the unprecedented amount of personal information that was obtained via the hack (banking information, social security numbers, and personal information).
“A social insurance number is probably one of the most sensitive pieces of information someone can get on you. The purpose is to track income and is given to very few people. Having a SIN number can open a vault to virtually all your other financial information — everything is open for scrutiny.”
The firm taking on this case is listed as Sotos LLP who are based at 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1Z8. The firm can be reached by phone at 416.977.0007 or toll free 1.888.977.9806. Potential Canadian Equifax Class Action class members with questions for the law firm via email can fire them of to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A partner for Sotos LLP made this statement in regards to the situation a few weeks back “The scope of the privacy breach is unlike virtually any other previous breach,”
The statement of the claim can be found here.
Attorneys working the case from Sotos LLP include David Sterns, Louis Sokolov, Jean-Marc Leclerc, Mohsen Seddigh, and Sabrina Callaway.