14 Jun Audi – Volkswagen – Data Breach Class Action
Date of Initial Application: June 14, 2021
Lex Group Inc. has launched a national class action against Audi Canada Inc. (hereinafter “Audi”) and Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. (hereinafter “Volkswagen”), regarding the Data Breach which involved the theft of personal information belonging to an estimated 3.3 million current customers, potential customers and/or past customers in North America.
It is alleged that Audi and Volkswagen exposed personal data obtained between 2014 and 2019 during a period lasting approximately 2 years, namely from August 2019 to May 2021. It was not until March 10, 2021, that Audi and Volkswagen apparently learned of the Data Breach. Affected people residing in Canada could be receiving an email or a letter from Audi and/or Volkswagen. If you receive such correspondence, please retain it.
The stolen personal information of the affected clients includes, without limitation:
- First and last name;
- Personal and/or professional mailing address;
- Email address;
- Phone number;
- Driver’s license number;
- Date of birth;
- Social security or social insurance number;
- Credit information;
- Account or loan numbers;
- Tax identification numbers; and
- Information about a vehicle purchased, leased or inquired about (such as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year, color, and trim packages).
Accordingly, if you have received an email or a letter from Audi and/or Volkswagen or if you have provided your personal and/or personal information to Audi and/or Volkswagen between 2014 and 2019, your information may have been stolen or compromised and you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.
Should you be defined as a member of the class in this class action, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached and approved by the Court.
If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below. Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys). You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.
Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm. We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed. It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings. You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.
By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action, but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests. If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website. The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members.
Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion). Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication.
Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience. However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail. We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a class action which describes the case in much more detail. You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.