1.    On April 16, 2015, Sutts, Strosberg LLP and Charney Lawyers commenced a national class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of Casino Rama Resort (Casino Rama) employees, customers and vendors for damages arising from a privacy breach.  The plaintiffs will assert that Casino Rama breached its Privacy Policy by failing to take reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access of class members’ personal and confidential information.
 
2.    On November 10, 2016, Casino Rama announced that it was informed on November 4, 2016 that its internal computer network was subjected to a cyberattack in which confidential data of employees, customers and vendors was stolen.  Some of Casino Rama’s affected customers and employees received an email from Casino Rama advising of the privacy breach. The statements posted on Casino Rama’s website can be viewed here.

3.   According Casino Rama’s statements, an anonymous hacker claims to have stolen confidential employee information from 2004 to 2016 including performance reviews, payroll data, terminations, social insurance numbers and dates of birth. Casino Rama also stated that the hacker claims to have stolen other confidential information from 2007 to the present, including the Casino Rama’s IT information, hotel and casino financial reports, security incident reports, email, customer credit inquiries, collection and debt information and vendor information and contracts.

4.    Casino Rama stated that the privacy breach was reported to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.  On November 10, 2016, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario posted a statement advising that it has launched an investigation. The statement may be viewed here. Casino Rama has also reported that it is working with the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to address the issue. 

5.     Anyone who received a notice of the privacy breach from Casino Rama or who believes their private information may have been compromised is urged to immediately notify their banks and credit card companies and to monitor their accounts for suspicious activities.  Affected individuals may also contact a credit bureau such as TransUnion Canada or Equifax to determine whether there have been any unauthorized transactions on their accounts to explore options to purchase credit protection services.

6.    If you were an employee, customer or vendor of Casino Rama who provided confidential information to Casino Rama as early as 2004 or if you received Casino Rama’s notice of the privacy breach, please provide the information requested on our Registration page to indicate your interest in the class action and to receive updates about the class action, especially if there is a settlement or award of damages.

7.    We will continue to update this website and our website at www.casinoramaclassaction.com as developments occur.

8.    If you would like to know more about how a class action works, please click here.