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$3M AvMed Data Breach Class Action Settlement Finalized

This is a settlement for the Data Breach lawsuit.

Miami, FL: Final approval of a $3 million settlement has just been granted, ending a long-running data breach class action pending against health insurance provider AvMed. Filed in 2009, the lawsuit alleged that sensitive data from 1.2 million records had been breached from unencrypted laptops.

Among the settlement terms is the stipulation that AvMed implement increased data security measures including mandatory security awareness training and encryption protocols on company laptops.

The $3 million settlement fund is set aside for plaintiffs to make claims for $10 for every year that they purchased insurance from AvMed, with a $30 cap: class members who experienced identity theft are reportedly eligible to make additional claims to recover their monetary losses.

Reportedly, this is the first settlement of a data breach lawsuit that provides compensation to plaintiffs who did not experience identity theft.

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Published on Mar-7-14


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