As the National Law Journal pointed out last week, taking up a case representing the morally-compromised is not something firms are always willing to do. But despite that, firms have stepped up to represent those affected by the AshleyMadison.com hack, which leaked the personal data of as many as 40 million users. On August 20, two Canadian firms announced that they have filed class action complaints against the extramarital dating site for its failure to protect the personal identifiable information of its clients.
Ontario-based Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg have filed action against Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Dating Life for failing to protect the sensitive data of clients and for falsely advertising services it claimed would remove all record of use from company databases. While the class action has not been certified as of yet, the suit seeks $578 million in damages on behalf of all Canadian citizens.
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