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Nissan customers in Canada may soon be eligible to file a claim in a proposed $1.82 million class action settlement resulting from a 2017 data breach.

The settlement was negotiated after two respective lawsuits filed in Ontario and Quebec in 2018 alleged that the manufacturer was liable for the breach.

Nissan denies the allegations, none of which have been tested in court. Instead, the parties opted to negotiate a settlement.

Here’s what you need to know.

The data breach

According to Nissan, the breach took place in December 2017.

The next month, customers were issued letters informing them of the breach and that their private data may have been exposed. According to lawyers representing the plaintiffs, that letter did not explain how or when exactly the breach occurred.

Personal information involved included names, addresses, credit scores, vehicle makes and models, vehicle identification numbers, loan amounts, and monthly payments.

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