The growing availability of data mining equipment and the importance of big data render companies increasingly vulnerable to privacy breaches and to resulting class actions that can have a detrimental impact on share value, brand quality and customer relations.
The only publication of its kind in Canada, Privacy and Data-Protection Class Actions in Canada: A Practical Handbook
, offers a comprehensive analysis of civil and common law legislation and case law throughout the country.
This publication explores the intersection between privacy and class actions. Readers are given a greater understanding of the substantive and procedural requirements of this recourse as well as how to protect against and defend oneself in the event it should arise. It summarizes the relevant legislation and case law in privacy class actions, provides concrete guidance and best practices, and identifies emerging trends.
While the book places both privacy and class actions in a global theoretical context, its focus is on the practical and procedural steps that can be taken to mitigate and defend against such actions.