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The Increasing Settlement Costs of Mass Privacy Breaches


Data-breach class actions have proliferated in Canada since the seminal 2012 Jones v Tsige Ontario Court of Appeal decision created the privacy tort of intrusion upon seclusion. Many of these cases are now settling — daunting trial costs being the main incentive. This paper examines six privacy-breach class action settlements that have taken place in the past two years; these settlements suggest defendants are facing increasing costs associated with mass losses of personal information.


Barry Glaspell


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