Convergent Outsourcing Inc., a debt-collection agency, settled a data breach class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington for $2.45 million. The class action suit against Convergent alleged that the business failed to protect the personal information of over 640,000 individuals. The breach occurred in June 2022.

Plaintiffs alleged that

This week, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its use of a COVID-19 contact-tracing app for residents’ mobile phones. However, very few residents voluntarily downloaded the app. The solution? The lawsuit alleges that Massachusetts caused the app to be downloaded to certain residents’ mobile

Anthem Inc. has reportedly agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to its customers that were affected by what is being called one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.

The settlement is reportedly the largest ever to result from a data breach in the United States and would end a class action lawsuit that commenced after the 2015 breach. Using a stolen password, hackers were able to break into an Anthem database and steal close to 80 million records containing sensitive information belonging to former and current customers, including customer names, dates of birth, physical and email addresses, medical IDs, and Social Security numbers.
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