Equifax Data Breach

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, the credit reporting agency, had disclosed what some are already calling the worst consumer data breach in history.

What makes this data breach particularly bad is “the breath-taking amount of highly sensitive data it handed over to criminals,” including potentially the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and address of 143 million Americans – approximately 40% of U.S. population.  In addition, the company reports that security questions and answers used to verify users’ identity may also have been exposed.

Equifax’s response to the breach has also been troubling, including the use of a reportedly insecure website and issuing terms of service that state victims are required to waive their right to sue in order to sign up for identity protection.

If you are concerned that your personal information was breached and would like to know more about your rights, please contact attorneys Cari Campen Laufenberg at (888) 690-0928 or via email at .

Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner v. Starbucks, where the court held that the theft of a laptop containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to confer Article III standing on plaintiffs. The firm has served in leadership roles in the Sony Data Breach case, which received final settlement approval, as well as in the 21st Century OncologyVTech Electronics and Experian data breach cases. In addition, Keller Rohrback also represents plaintiffs in the Target consumer data breach litigation, as well as the data breach cases pending against Vizio, Anthem Inc., Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Medical Informatics Engineering.

Keller Rohrback, with offices in New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Oakland, Ronan and Santa Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.

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Protecting your private information

The Federal Trade Commission provides information and tips on how to protect yourself against fraudulent credit card charges.

For immediate steps to repair identity theft, click here.

For information on how to keep your personal information secure, including securing your social security number, click here.

 

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