The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit over a Canada Student Loans privacy breach “related to a hard drive lost by Human Resources and Skills Development containing personal information about 583,000 student loan borrowers,” Nova News Now reports. Bob Buckingham, one of the lead counsels on the case, called the move a “major step forward,” adding, “The legal team will now focus its energies on moving the matter to conclusion as quickly as possible.” He said there is “significant interest” in the class action. “Anyone who received a Canada Student Loan between 2000 and 2006 from any province except Quebec or the territories of Nunavut or the Northwest Territories can register as potential claimants at www.studentloansclassaction.com,” the report states.
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