Manitoba Privacy Breach Class Action
This class action concerns a disclosure of children’s personal health information by Manitoba Children’s DisABILITY Services, to approximately 100 unauthorized recipients. The claim alleges that the defendant failed to have in place measures that would adequately prevent the privacy breach from occurring.
This action has been certified by the Court as a class action, on behalf of the following Class of people:
All persons whose personal information appeared in or was attached to an email sent on August 26, 2020 by staff at the Office for Children’s DisABILITY Services (“CDS”), to multiple recipients including the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (the “Privacy Breach”).
A settlement in this lawsuit has now been approved by the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench. Please see this Notice to the Class for more information on the settlement and claims process.
As a person whose information was contained in the August 26, 2020 email (or the parent/guardian of that person), you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. All claims must be submitted before September 25, 2023. If you do not make a claim by September 25, 2023, you will not be eligible for any compensation as part of this lawsuit.
More information about submitting a Claim, and the claims office where your claim must be submitted, is available here: https://www.cdsprivacybreachclassaction.com/
If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us at: