On June 21, 2019, an application for class action has been filed at the Quebec City Court House by Siskinds, Desmeules, the Quebec firm affiliated with Siskinds LLP, on behalf of the members of the group described below:
"Anyone who is a member of Desjardins Group ("Fédération des Caisses Populaires Desjardins"), whose private personal information has been disclosed without authorization, because of the illegal transmission of information to third parties." **
** Illegal transmission represents the transmission by an employee of private, personal and privileged information to third parties, as disclosed on June 20, 2019.
This class action is based on allegations of unlawful disclosure of private and privileged information by an employee of Desjardins Group and/or the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins.
On June 20, 2019, the Defendants acknowledged the unlawful disclosure and transmission of data from 2.9 million of its members, including information such as: name, date of birth, social insurance number, address, telephone number, email, and some information about transactional habits and products held by members.
The Defendants had at all times relevant to the facts of these proceedings, the responsibility and the obligation to adequately protect all private and confidential information held about its members and clients.