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Ashley Madison Impact Team

Canadian members sue

21 Aug, 2015

Canadian users launch a US$578 million class action lawsuit against Ashley Madison alleging ALM failed to protect the privacy of “many thousands of Canadians” whose names, emails, home addresses and message history were posted online by hackers for public viewing. The lead plaintiff in the suit is a disabled Ottawa widower. His lawyers said he joined the website “for a short time in search of companionship” after losing his wife of 30 years to breast cancer, but that he “never met anybody in person from the site.” Lawyers:

In many cases, the users paid an additional fee for the website to remove all of their user data, only to discover that the information was left intact and exposed.