TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - A province-wide class action was launched
today against Elections Ontario regarding the loss of personal
information of as many as 2.4 million Ontario voters, contained on two
USB keys lost by Elections Ontario officials in April, 2012.
"One of the most serious concerns about this situation is the fact that
Elections Ontario admits that the two lost USB keys were not encrypted
or password-protected, and contain personal information regarding
voters in more than 20 ridings across Ontario" said Steve Osborne of
Merchant Law Group LLP, who filed a class action lawsuit with the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice earlier today. "There is a
substantial risk that the personal information of millions of voters
could be used for identify theft or other frauds if these USB keys have
fallen into the wrong hands."
The lawsuit seeks, amongst other things, financial compensation for any
individuals whose personal information has been lost as a result of
Merchant Law Group LLP has twelve offices across Canada, from Montreal
to Victoria. Merchant Law Group LLP is well known for their involvement
in mass tort and class action cases in Canada, which include lawsuits
involving Kinross Gold Corp., Winners, Residential Schools, Cellular
System Access Fees, Hollinger, and Maple Leaf Foods.
SOURCE: Merchant Law Group
For further information:
Anyone who believes they may be eligible to participate in this class action should provide their contact information online at http://merchantlaw.com/classactions/elections.php. Steve Osborne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and other lawyers from Merchant Law Group can also be contacted at (289) 398-7777.