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Company Faces Lawsuit After Breach

DATA LOSS—CANADA

June 1, 2011

In response to a data breach affecting Honda Canada, a class-action lawsuit has been filed seeking $200 million in damages, reports threatpost. Filed in Ontario, Canada, the suit claims the company exercised "poor security" and failed to notify customers in a timely manner. Honda Canada has apologized for the breach and has defended its notification actions, claiming that it needed to investigate the breadth of the breach and determine what information was compromised. (Editor's note: The IAPP will host a Web conference on June 23 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on privacy-related class-action lawsuits and a recent and potentially instructive Supreme Court decision in this area. Watch for more details soon.)
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