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WAS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION EXPOSED THOUGH A DATA BREACH?
When you do business with commercial entities or otherwise interface with responsible parties who handle your financial and/or identity information, you have every right to expect them to safeguard your sensitive, private data through adequate security measures. Unfortunately, many people are regularly harmed through data breaches that expose them to identity theft and worse outcomes.
At George Feldman McDonald, PLLC, we can help you take legal action to curb the harm resulting from the data breach and pursue the compensation you deserve.
WE DON’T JUST SAY WE’LL STAND UP FOR JUSTICE; WE DO IT
Our law firm was founded on the conviction that everyone in need of legal representation should have access to it. In data breach cases – such as those resulting in identity theft, forgery victimization and privacy rights violations – we work hard to help everyone in need find the most cost-effective way of pursuing justice. We have the experience and skill to file class action lawsuits for cases involving massive data breaches when appropriate.
Our attorneys have recovered over $1.25 billion in class action cases.
WHAT IS A DATA BREACH?
Data breaches involve theft or leaks of sensitive personal data such as:
- Credit card number(s) and/or other account numbers
- Social Security numbers
- Telephone numbers and addresses
- Detailed biographical information such as birth dates
- Health records
- Work schedules
- DNA-derived or family-based genetic information
- Email addresses and passwords
When this information is exposed or stolen, you may become a victim of identity theft.
HOW DO DATA BREACHES HAPPEN?
There may be many factors as to why the data breach incident happened, such as:
- Security flaws
- Problems with cybersecurity infrastructure
- Inadequate training
- Weak passwords
These and other data security gaps can all pave the way to a security incident that jeopardizes your privacy and data.
IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A DATA BREACH
Perhaps you received a notification from a credit card company, a credit report company, a credit monitoring service or your mortgage lender disclosing that data was breached and personal details about you were likely included in the leaked information.
Our lawyers have important tips to offer you right away about the reasonable actions that you can and should take after a data breach. For example, freezing or closing breached accounts and alerting credit rating companies can protect you and strengthen your legal claims. Reach out for guidance specific to your situation.
HAVE YOU SUFFERED MONETARY LOSSES ALREADY?
Perhaps the situation is more dire than simple exposure. You may have learned that accounts were set up in your name without your authorization. You may have already experienced serious losses after your financial accounts were hacked into and altered by way of breached data. Whatever security exposure or monetary losses you have experienced because of a data breach, you should get a solid legal opinion about resources available to you.
Our attorneys can provide you with specific advice on what to do to protect yourself. You may be able to join or start a class action suit or initiate an independent lawsuit against a hacking organization and/or the source company that lacked adequate cybersecurity measures.