On September 28, 2021, the Superior Court of Quebec authorised a class action on behalf of Mr. Pierre-Olivier Fortier against Uber Canada Inc. et al. in response to the events that occurred in October 2016 when personal information provided by users and drivers, collected, held, retained and used by Uber Canada Inc. et al., was communicated and/or made accessible in an unauthorised fashion to a third party.
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The Application alleges that Uber Canada Inc. et al. failed to take the necessary and adequate security measures to protect the personal information provided by users and drivers. The Application also alleges that Uber Canada Inc. et al. concealed the hacking of the personal information from the users and drivers, preventing them from taking the means necessary to avoid their personal information from being compromised or having their identity stolen.
The Application claims non pecuniary damages, pecuniary damages and punitive damages. If you wish to consult the Re-remodified Application, please click here. If you wish to consult the Application, please click here ; for an unofficial English translation, please click here.
If you provided personal information to Uber Canada Inc. et al. as a Quebec resident user or driver as of October 2016, or if you know someone who did, we would be pleased to discuss with you, on a confidential basis and free of charge, in order to inform you of the rights of the users and drivers in the context of this file. You may reach Mtre. Maripier Ainey, the paralegal responsible for this file, by calling at 514-982-4545, or by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woods LLP is a boutique law firm with significant experience in the field of class actions. We take all necessary precautions to maintain the anonymity of those who so desire, in the context of this class action.
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