Avid dating life internet
We’ve previously written about the distinctions between hacking credit and other financial data in comparison to hacking private information.
The data dump by hackers who have attacked the site appears to include email messages linked to Noel Biderman, founder and chief executive officer of its Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media. Defense Department and Postal Service is also investigating the alleged use of military and other government email accounts on the site.
On August 20, 2015, Sutts, Strosberg LLP (now Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP) and Charney Lawyers commenced a proposed national class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Avid Life Media Inc.
and Avid Life Dating Inc., who own and operate Ashley Madison.
According to media reports, the published data also includes the personal information of Ashley Madison users who paid a fee to delete their information.
Immediately following the publicized release of the data, websites were established to allow anyone to search and confirm whether specific email addresses were contained in the data released by the Impact Team. On August 24, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced that it had commenced an investigation under the federal .
The action seeks damages for breach of contract, breach of consumer protection statutes, negligence, intrusion upon seclusion, breach of privacy and publicity given to private life for Ashley Madison customers whose personal information was publicly disclosed on August 18, 2015. On August 24, 2015, the firms commenced a similar proposed class action in the Superior Court of Québec on behalf of Québec residents. Ashley Madison is an internet based online dating service that was launched in 2001 and marketed to people who are married or in a committed relationship.