IT World Canada, “B.C. appeal court green-lights data breach class action lawsuit”
The article discusses a recent decision from the British Columbia Court of Appeal that upholds a lower court decision certifying a data breach class action lawsuit against a trust company:
The decision caught the eye of Saskatchewan privacy lawyer David Krebs of the Miller Thomson law firm.
“It’s a signal that Canadian privacy law is moving in a certain direction, that a common law tort of privacy is here to stay,” he said in an interview Thursday.
“This is another indication that intrusion upon seclusion tort exists in Canada,” he added, perhaps giving lawyers an additional ground to sue companies in addition to negligence for data breaches.