Campeau, et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen

CRA Privacy Breach Class Action

Murphy Battista LLP has filed a proposed class proceeding related to the unauthorized disclosure to a third party of the personal and financial information of thousands of Canadians from their online accounts with the Government of Canada Branded Credential Service (“GCKey”) and the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”).

The information was disclosed to a third party during several cyber security incidents targeting GCKey and CRA accounts. The plaintiffs allege that the defendant was aware of cyber security concerns and was aware of vulnerabilities in its security software, both of which put at risk the personal and financial information contained in Class Members’ GCKey and CRA accounts. Despite these concerns and vulnerabilities, the defendant failed to take reasonable steps and precautions to prevent harm to Class Members.

Who does the class action affect?

The claim is brought on behalf of all persons whose personal or financial information in their Government of Canada Branded Credential Service account or their Canada Revenue Agency account was disclosed to a third party on or after March 15, 2020 (“Class” or “Class Members” to be further defined on the plaintiffs’ application for certification).

Questions?

Please email us at [email protected].

Who are the lawyers?

A team of lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP, led by Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor are pursing this action.

What should I do if I have been impacted?

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For information about this class action you can:

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CRA Breach Class Action Form

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In the News

Angela Bespflug quoted on class action filed regarding CRA Privacy Breach – CBC News

August 31, 2020

Read the latest from CBC news on the CRA privacy breach in this news article from Eric Rankin: CRA’s handling of COVID-19 benefit cyberattacks ‘reprehensible,’ alleges proposed class-action lawsuit If you have been affected, learn more here: CRA Privacy Breach Class Action

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