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Toronto Woman Sues Phone Company for Data Release

PRIVACY LAW

May 21, 2010

A Toronto woman is suing her former phone company, alleging that its billing practices invaded her privacy and led to the end of her marriage, the Toronto Star reports. Gabrielle Nagy claims that the company mailed her husband their household's invoices for services including Nagy's mobile phone--which she maintained separately under her maiden name--consolidating them without her consent and allowing her husband to discover her extramarital affair. A statement of claim filed in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice says the "previously private and confidential information" disclosed by the phone statement led to the plaintiff's husband's ability to inquire about the nature of her calls.
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