Exposing Private Information
Caremark, LLC, Fiserv, Inc., and Fiserv Solutions, LLC are settling a case that consolidated two class actions on the topic of health information privacy of certain participants in the Ohio Department of Health Drug Assistance Program (OhDAP).
Zappos.com, LLC is settling combined class actions alleging that it failed to adequately protect customer information, resulting in a data breach.
Macy’s, Inc., Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., and Macy’s Systems and Technology, Inc. seem to be getting off comparatively lightly, that is, for only $257,500 in the settlement of a class action about a data breach.
This class action has been brought against two groups of companies, Amazon and Capital One, for failing to protect customer information in a data breach. Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), Capital One Financial Corporation, Capital One, NA, and Capital One Bank (USA) are all named as defendants in this suit involving a former Amazon employee and the information of over 100 million Capital One customers.
Hy-Vee offers gas stations, restaurants, and what the complaint describes as “drive-through coffee shops.” Unfortunately, the company experienced a data breach this year, and the complaint for this class action alleges that the company failed to implement adequate security measures to protect customer information.
Yet another data breach has occurred—yet another one involving a medical facility and medical records. This class action brings suit against Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation, Inc. alleging that the hospital (MHG) failed to properly safeguard patients’ personal health information (PHI) and other personally identifiable information (PII).
Premera Blue Cross is settling a class action with a payment of $32 million for class member benefits and $42 million for improvement of its systems. The complaint alleged that Premera did not properly safeguard customer information. Premera announced the security breach of its systems in March 2014, but the cyberattack purportedly began in May 2014.
Doordash has now been added to the long list of companies that have been victims of data breaches in recent years. The complaint for this class action alleges that the incident exposed the confidential information of 4.9 million users and facilitators of its services; it also claims that Doordash failed to inform them promptly.
Data breaches seem to be happening anywhere and everywhere these days. This class action brings suit for a data breach against Kentucky Counseling Center, LLC, alleging that KCC failed “to properly secure and safeguard the personally identifiable information of its patients” and also for failing “to provide timely, accurate and adequate notice that such information had been compromised.”
Yahoo! Inc. and Aabaco Small Business, LLC are paying $117.5 million to settle class actions relating to a number of data security incidents. The incidents include 2012 data security intrusions (where the systems were breached but it appears that no data was stolen) and data breaches (where data was stolen) that occurred between 2013 and 2016.