Remember the Canadian woman who is suing Rogers Wireless for consolidating her family’s cell phone bills without her consent, resulting in her husband discovering that she had had an affair? She’s now claiming that there are others out there who have similar complaints about Rogers. Brendan Kennedy reports on the latest in this case:
Wearing a wig, dark sunglasses and all-black clothing [Gabriella] Nagy claimed 12 other people have come forward with similar stories since her story was first published. Four of them have signed affidavits in support of her lawsuit, she said, and “some are almost carbon copies of my case,” she said.
Nagy claims her husband discovered she was having an affair after the company included her previously private cellphone charges on a “global” invoice that included all of the household’s services, exposing the phone calls she was making to her extramarital lover.
Nagy said federal privacy laws have no teeth and Ontario doesn’t have its own privacy laws, like B.C., Newfoundland, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Read more in the Toronto Star.
Update 6-18-10: Over on Concurring Opinions, Dave Hoffman has a very different view of this case than I have expressed in the comments below.