Canadian consumers have a better set of legal tools to hold companies responsible for privacy breaches than their U.K. counterparts, judging by a recent ruling involving an internet search engine, Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells AdvocateDaily.com.
The CBC recently reported on the refusal of the High Court of England and Wales to certify a class action against the search engine giant over claims the company illegally accessed iPhone users’ internet history data.
Despite describing the company’s actions in bypassing privacy settings on smartphone users’ internet browsers as “wrongful, and a breach of duty” the British judge ruled the action could not proceed because the claimants had failed to prove any damages.
Winkler, principal and founder of Winkler Dispute Resolution, says members of the consumer coalition who brought the action may have had a better chance of success in Canadian courts.
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