Human Resources and Skills Development Canada recently had a minor (HUGE) cockup whereby the personal information - including social insurance information - was leaked for students who had obtained student loans between 2001 and 2006. That's about 583,000 people. For comparison, that more students than the total population of my province (514,000).
Of course, when you have a large number of clients like that, lawyers who want to get very, very rich are going to file a class action lawsuit. And so they have!
Basically, my question is this: what do I have to gain or lose by getting involved in this situation? If I could get some cash for submitting my information, then fine. But if there's nothing about this that benefits me, I'd prefer not to help some lawyer make millions of dollars from my compromised information.
Keep in mind, this is >Canadian<, and while our legal system is very similar to the American one, there are still differences. So if you know someone who has a decent bit of knowledge of the process up here, or can point me to some handy resources, that'd be awesome.
Thanks you guys!
6 years ago
15 Jan 2013 17:15 CET