14 May The Place 0-5 Data Breach Class Action
Date of Initial Application: May 14, 2021
Lex Group Inc. has launched a class action against the Coopérative de services enfancefamille.org, who also operates under the names La Place 0-5 and The Place 0-5, and against the Government of Quebec (the Procureur général du Québec – Ministère de la famille), regarding the May 8, 2021
Data Breach which involved the theft of personal information belonging to an estimated 86,948 La Place 0-5 users. Certain affected persons may have received an email from The Place 0-5 on May 13, 2021.
The Place 0-5 is the organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to manage the only public gateway service to recognized Quebec daycares.
The stolen personal information includes, without limitation, The Place 0-5 user name, the child’s name, the email address, the postal address, the telephone number, the date of birth, the NIREC (the registration number on the birth certificate and with the Directeur de l’état civil) and the registration number. The stolen information concerned the parents of the registered children and possibly the personal information of the children themselves, such as their date of birth and their NIREC.
Accordingly, if you received an email from La Place 0-5 on May 13, 2021 or if you provided your personal information to The Place 0-5, your personal information may have been stolen or compromised in the May 8, 2021 Data Breach 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.
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