A class action lawsuit against Yahoo! Interrupted. The judge in charge objected.

Chantal Tremblay, a Supreme Court justice in Canada, strongly opposed a class action lawsuit against the French firm YAHOO.

The lawsuit is believed to have been rooted in an attack on Yahoo. According to the complainants, this cyber attack violated the confidentiality of the data that was theirs.

The judge in charge of the case did not give her approval to authorize liability action, which is holding him back.

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The origin of this case goes back to September 2016, or the firm Yahoo! had announced publicly in a press release that about five hundred (500) million of its users were the victims of a cyber attack taking place in 2014 and that their personal data was subsequently stolen. And now, in December 2016, the firm is still announcing to its users another cyber attack that took place in the year 2013. February 2017, users of the platform are informed about the use of cookies that would be falsified. And these fake cookies had been what malicious people managed to infiltrate the network and access the information contained in users' accounts between the period 2015 – 2016.

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It is in view of all this that the victims of these attacks wanted to initiate a class action. They filed an application seeking authorization for the class action.

Brigitte Bourbonnière, the one who acted as a representative of the victims, had demanded full compensation for people who had suffered personal or economic damage as a result of the theft of their personal data. She cited Yahoo's lack of vigilance and accused it of not taking enough security measures. Also, it is their negligence that would have facilitated the leakage of their personal data.

According to the Superior Court, the plaintiffs' arguments were not sufficiently sufficient to authorize the class action. Furthermore, the judge in charge found that the fact that some people, such as Ms. Bourbonnière, representing the complainants, continued to use their Yahoo accounts is significant because the damage they claim to have suffered is not serious that they want to make it appear.

Doesn't the judge's decision jeopardize the rights of the complainants? If there was really the damages mentioned by the complainants, who should be blamed? Who should repair the damage in our case? These are all questions raised by this situation. One wonders then what recourse would Mrs. Bourbonnière and her fellow men have at their disposal?

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