Court Denies Certification in Privacy Class Action: Personal Information is Not Necessarily Private Information

A recent Ontario court decision clarifies the distinction between personal information and private information and confirms that the wrongful disclosure of personal information may not always amount to a violation of privacy. In Broutzas, 2018 ONSC 6315, the court refused to certify a proposed privacy class action involving the sale of new mother contact information to company sales representatives of Registered Education Saving Plans (RESPs). 

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This content has been updated on February 19, 2019 at 20 h 18 min.