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News Coverage on Ashley Madison Class Action

Ted Charney discussed the case on CTV News. Watch the video here.

Ted Charney participated in a radio discussion on NewsTalk 1010 in the late afternoon of August 20, 2015.

CityNews and The Canadian Press reported on the class action immediately after filing in an article entitled, "Class-action lawsuit established in Ashley Madison data leak". Read it here.

The Toronto Sun reported on the class action immediately after filing in an article entitled, "Ottawa man files lawsuit against Ashley Madison citing privacy breach". Read it here.

Our press release cross the wire on August 20, 2015. Review the press release here.

Tony Spears of the Ottawa Sun reported on our then-prospective class action lawsuit in his article entitled, "Ashley Madison class-action lawsuit in the works in Canada". Mr. Charney was quoted explaining the "huge advantages" of a class proceeding. Regarding legal fees, Mr. Charney said, "[a]n individual trying to sue Ashley Madison would incur significant legal costs up front and might end up financial losers even in victory." Read the article here.

News Coverage on Ashley Madison Privacy Breach

Krebs on Security, a cyber-security monitor, broke the story in a piece entitled, "Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked". Read it here.

The Associated Press published an early story entitled, "Cheating Website Ashley Madison Hacked, Personal Info Posted". Read it here.

The Canadian Press published a similar story entitled, "Ashley Madison, infamous infidelity website, target of data hack". Read it here.

Time Magazine reported the story in light of broader data-kidnapping in a piece entitled, Ashley Madison and the Rise of Data Kidnapping". Read it here.

The Economist referenced the AshleyMadison data breach in it's piece entitled, "The Enemy Within". Read it here. Read it here.

Laura Wright at the CBC wrote a piece entitled, "Ashley Madison could face class-action suit after massive data breach". Read it here.

Robin Levinson King at the Toronto Star wrote a piece entitled, "Ashley Madison’s charge for ‘full delete’ of data completely unethical, critics say. Read it here.

Business News Network has posted video of their interview with Kenneth Owen, a cybersecurity expert and PhD candidate at McMaster University, entitled, "Ashley Madison hackers release identities of two users". Watch it here.

Krebs on Security, a leading expert in the field and a chief commentator on the AshleyMadison breach, has reported, "I’ve now spoken with three vouched sources who all have reported finding their information and last four digits of their credit card numbers in the leaked database. ...I’m sure there are millions of AshleyMadison users who wish it weren’t so, but there is every indication this dump is the real deal." Read it here.

Kim Zetter at has covered the data dump of user data in an article entitled, "Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data". Read it here.

The BBC has investigated the contents of the data dump in a report entitled, "What's in the Ashley Madison dump?". Read it here.

Stefan Nicola and Kristen Schweizer of Bloomberg News reported that the data of multiple Ashley Madison users dumped to the dark web has now been verified as authentic, in a piece called "Data from 36 million AshleyMadison accounts dumped online, hackers claim". Read it here.

Legal Press Coverage on Ashley Madison Data Breach

Jennifer Brown at Canadian Lawyer Magazine wrote a piece entitled, "Will Ashley Madison customers launch class action over hacking incident?". Read it here.

Michael Whitener, a partner at VLP Law Group in California, wrote a piece for Thomson Reuters Legal Current entitled, "Ashley Madison: There is no such thing as guaranteed data security". Read it here.

Editorial Press on Ashley Madison Data Breach

Chris Sorensen at Macleans Magazine published a piece entitled, "Ashley Madison’s Achilles heel is exposed -- and it’s not immorality". Read it here.

Farai Chideya at The Intercept published a piece entitled, "Some Dude Created an Ashley Madison Account Linked to my Gmail, and All I Got Was This Lousy Extortion Screen". Read it here.

Mary Elizabeth Williams at wrote an article in defence of the privacy of Ashley Madison users. Read it here.

Van Badham at The Guardian wrote a piece entitled, "In Defense of Ashley Madison: Even Cheaters Deserve Privacy". Read it here.

Christina Warren opined on liability of Avid Life Media in the aftermath of the data breach in her piece entitled, "Why AshleyMadison should be the one to pay for getting hacked". Read it here.