Lawsuit Alleges That Washington State University Was Negligent With Student Data.

With everyone’s personal information seemingly online these days, it is important to make sure that the companies, employers, and websites that you give your personal data to are trustworthy. Data breaches can result in identity theft and insurance fraud, and can prove extremely damaging to many individuals. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert negligence attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

Last April, burglars stole a safe that contained a very valuable hard drive. This hard drive stored the personal information of 1.2 million people, including students, faculty, city employers, and many others. The data included financial records, social security numbers, and health records. People were notified by mail if their personal data was compromised, and they understandably became extremely upset when they found out that their information was being kept in a small safe in a storage facility. The suit targets Washington State University for negligently handling extremely valuable information, particularly for failing to even install one security camera at the site of the burglary. The arm of the university most believe is responsible for the breach is the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, which has since apologized.

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