Class Action
CLASS ACTION
SFU Privacy Breach
Class Action Lawsuit
Class action alleges Simon Fraser University failed to protect personal information of students, alumni and faculty leading to data breach and violation of privacy.

Class action alleges Simon Fraser University failed to protect personal information of students, alumni and faculty leading to data breach and violation of privacy.

What is this class action lawsuit about?

Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Simon Fraser University on behalf of all individuals whose personal information was accessed by unauthorized cybercriminals in by a recent data breach. Included in this class group are approximately 200,000 individuals who had their personal information exposed. This is the second data breach to affect SFU students, faculty, and alumni in the past 12 months.

The action claims that Simon Fraser University owes their students a higher standard of care in storing their personal information than what was provided. SFU stored hundreds of thousands of individual’s personal information on a spreadsheet without encryption, making it an easy target for cybercriminals.

Who is affected?

Individuals can check to see if their personal information was exposed by referring to the self-assessment tool on SFU’s website. However, the largest group affected was all individuals enrolled between 2012 and 2020.

If you are a potential class member, we encourage you to complete the information form on this page.

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