VANCOUVER, BC, March 5, 2021 /CNW/ - Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Simon Fraser University on behalf of all individuals whose personal information was accessed by unauthorized cybercriminals in a recent data breach. Included in this class group are the approximately 200,000 individuals who had their personal information exposed. This is the second data breach to affect SFU students, faculty, and alumni in the past 12 months.
The action claims that Simon Fraser University owes their students a higher standard of care in storing their personal information than what was provided. SFU stored hundreds of thousands of individual's personal information on a spreadsheet without encryption, making it an easy target for cybercriminals. Individuals can check to see if their personal information was exposed by referring to the list on SFU's website. However, the largest group affected was all individuals enrolled between 2012 and 2020.
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Slater Vecchio LLP is a boutique law firm located in British Columbia. Over the past 20 years, Slater Vecchio has represented thousands of clients and has grown into one of the largest personal injury and class action firms in the province. Slater Vecchio's goal is to exceed every client's expectations, not only with the best results possible, but throughout the experience as we work together.
Class Member Contacts:
If you are a potential Class Member, we encourage you to complete the information form on the website of Slater Vecchio LLP at: https://www.slatervecchio.com/sfu-privacy-breach-class-action/
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