Millions of Canadians affected by the LifeLabs cyberattack nearly four years ago could be eligible for a small piece — anywhere from $50 to $150 — of a proposed class-action settlement worth at least $4.9 million if approved by a court.
Any Canadian resident who was a LifeLabs customer on or before Dec. 17, 2019 – the day the company announced it had been the target of a data breach – and whose personal information, including lab results, was accessed could receive a cash payment as part of the proposed settlement.
If the court approves the settlement, LifeLabs will provide a guaranteed $4.9 million in compensation and potentially up to another $4.9 million depending on the number of claims, information provided by KPMG says.
In the end, members who make a valid claim can expect to receive about $50 — potentially more or less — up to a maximum of $150.
Affected customers have the option of participating in the settlement, staying in the class action and objecting to the settlement, or opting out.
At this time, you don’t have to do anything. Stay tuned for further information and an option to apply for the class action settlement.
THE CLAIM FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE SETTLEMENT IS APPROVED.