1,700 file group lawsuit against Benesse over data theft

I’ve been noting updates on the Benesse data theft, which was first disclosed in July 2014. Here’s the latest development, from the Japan Times:

More than 1,700 people filed a group lawsuit on Thursday against major education service provider Benesse Corp. over last year’s massive theft of customer data. They are demanding ¥55,000 [$464.24 USD — Dissent] in damages for each plaintiff.


The Benesse group said last September that its investigative team found some 28.95 million customers were affected by the incident and offered cash coupons worth ¥500 to each victim.

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