Yahoo Data Breach Class Action

UPDATE on Settlement June 21, 2023

Please be advised the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has dismissed  all appeals from the decision approving the settlement of the class proceedings in Ontario. The  Saskatchewan class proceeding has significantly  delayed  the implimentation of the Ontario settlement distribution. The plaintiff in the Saskatchewan class proceeding  will  now seek leave to appeal the decisions of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal  to the Supreme Court of Canada. This will further  delay the settlement distribution  until the Supreme Court of Canada decides whether to grant leave to appeal. A further update will follow once  the Supreme Court decides whether to grant leave to appeal. It usually takes 6-8 months.

UPDATE on Settlement May 31, 2022

On May 25, 2022 the Court of the Queens Bench in the Province of Saskatchewan approved the settlement. The claims administration will now be able to proceed subject to there being an appeal from the decision. If you wish to review the decision please click here. Continue to monitor the settlement website for updates on the progress of the claims administration. 

UPDATE on Settlement May 3, 2021

The claims program remains  on hold pending the outcome of proceedings brought in Saskatchewan to permanently stay the action styled as Emily Laroque v Yahoo! Inc. (QBG 1245/2017.  A hearing took place on April 30, 2021 and the judgment is now under reserve. Claims for compensation cannot be submitted for payment  unless and until the Saskatchewan  proceedings have been permanently stayed and all appeals from the order have been exhausted.

This class action is directed to all Canadian residents with Yahoo! accounts at any time during the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2016, inclusive. 

The lawsuit alleges that Yahoo! experienced multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2016 (the “Data Breaches”) because it had inadequate data security measures in place to protect account holders’ personal information. The defendants Yahoo! Inc. and Yahoo! Canada Co. (collectively, “Yahoo” or the “Defendants”) deny that they have violated any laws and deny that they have engaged in any wrongdoing.