Google Street View National Class Action
QC Apr 29, 2011 [en]
Motion for Authorization
**UPDATE TO CLASS MEMBRES**
** MIS-A-DAY TO GROUP MEMBERS **
Please note that on October 31, 2011, the court ordered a stay of proceedings in this matter until judgment is rendered by the Court of Appeal "Appellate Court" in the American proceedings, which should be rendered by the end of 2013; after which the Quebec proceeding will return to its normal course.
CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against Google, Inc. and Google Canada Corporation on behalf of individuals who use unsecured wireless networks and who have sent or received on their wireless internet connections any electronic data and communications from March 30th 2009 to May 7th 2010.
The class action involves the Google’s intentional [or the very least, grossly negligent] interception and acquisition through the public’s wireless internet connections “(WiFi connections”) of their personal and private information without permission or consent and in violation of their privacy rights.
Google also misrepresented the nature of its Google Street View service (“GSV”). While Google told the general public that it was collecting and displaying images only, in fact, it was also secretly gathering personal data and information received and sent over privately owned, individual WiFi connections.
On October 19th 2010, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada concluded the following:
“Google Inc. contravened Canadian privacy law when it inappropriately collected personal information from unsecured wireless networks in neighbourhoods across the country, an investigation has found.
The personal information collected included complete e-mails, e-mail addresses, usernames and passwords, names and residential telephone numbers and addresses. Some of the captured information was very sensitive, such as a list that provided the names of people suffering from certain medical conditions, along with their telephone numbers and addresses.
It is likely that thousands of Canadians were affected by the incident.”
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The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:
All residents in Canada whose electronic data and communications sent or received on wireless internet connections were intercepted by the Respondents’ Google Street View vehicles from March 30th 2009 to May 7th 2010, or any other group to be determined by the Court;
If you or someone you know uses and unsecured wireless network and has sent or received any electronic data and communications from March 30th 2009 to May 7th 2010 and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Google Street View Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation resulting from the Google Street View Class Action Lawsuit in Canada, Quebec or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.
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