Dell Privacy Breach
Purvis v. Dell Technologies Inc. et al.
Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 500912
On October 1, 2020, Wagners filed a proposed class proceeding against Dell Technologies Inc. and Dell Technologies Canada Inc. The proposed class proceeding is on behalf of Canadian Dell Customers who had their personal and private customer information breached in June and November 2017 due to inadequate safeguards employed by Dell and it’s agent, a third-party call centre in India.
The claim alleges that Dell was negligent and did not take appropriate measures to ensure the security and integrity of their customers’ sensitive and personal information. It is alleged that Dell failed to ensure that proper protocols and access were implemented to protect the data, knowing that India is a hub for scams and other fraudulent attempts to carry out malicious and criminal activities using breached data and information.
The claim was amended a third time on December 13, 2022, to narrow the pleaded claims to negligence and Dell’s vicarious liability for the intentional intrusion upon seclusion committed by its Agent. A copy of the most recent amended Statement of Claim is available under “Documents”.
To inform us of your interest in the class action, please complete this intake form. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us by phone or email at [email protected].
Pour nous informer de votre intérêt pour le recours collectif, veuillez remplir ce formulaire d’admission. Si vous avez des préoccupations ou des questions, veuillez nous contacter par téléphone ou par e-mail à [email protected].
Updates & Latest Developments
The certification hearing was held from December 5-7, 2022, in Halifax before the Honourable Justice Keith. As the parties were unable to complete all oral submissions in the timeframe initially set for the hearing, the parties will be submitting further written arguments to Justice Keith in late December, and early January 2023. It is anticipated that Justice Keith will reserve his decision regarding certification.
We are moving forward with cross-examinations and preparing our legal briefs in advance of the certification hearing scheduled for December 5, 6, and 7, 2022.
If you are interested in participating in this class action and have not yet filled out an intake form, please fill out the Wagners intake form above (click on “Fill the Form Now”).
Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by phoning us or emailing us at [email protected].
A case management conference was held virtually before the Honourable Justice John Keith on today’s date.
The hearing of the motion to certify the proceeding as a class action will take place on December 5, 6 and 7, 2022.
Global News has published an article about our proposed class action filed in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia against Dell Technologies. The article may be viewed by selecting the link below:
A proposed class proceeding was filed on today’s date in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. A copy of the Statement of Claim may be viewed in the Documents section.