July 6, 2022

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Data theft at Desjardines: $ 200 million settlement deal approved

Data theft at Desjardines: $ 200 million settlement deal approved

The Quebec Superior Court has approved a $ 200 million settlement agreement with Desjardins for class action in connection with the June 2019 revelation of a personal information leak.

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No action was taken by class action members to ascertain law firms such as Siskinds Desmoules and Kugler Condestin in communication to affected clients.

They will receive a notice by July 21 explaining how to file a claim.

“Personal information leaks in Desjardines will enable all affected people to complain, regardless of their place of residence. Members of the group can claim compensation for the time loss caused by the leak of personal information, as well as in the event of an identity theft, ”the communication said.

The maximum compensation for members provided in the contract is $ 200,852,500.

It offers two types of complaints.

Members who receive communications informing them that their data may be stolen from Desjardins are entitled to a maximum claim of $ 90.

Victims of identity theft after January 1, 2017 can claim a maximum of $ 1,000.

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