11th Circuit Upholds Historic $380 Million Equifax Data-Breach Settlement

Izzy Kapnick reports:

 A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit on Thursday upheld the largest-ever U.S. class action settlement over a consumer data breach, rejecting a bevy of challenges to the $380 million deal.

Finalized in January 2020, the settlement compensates U.S. consumers whose personal information was exposed in a cyberattack on the credit bureau Equifax. The breach compromised an estimated 147 million people’s data, including social security numbers and addresses.

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