Ambry Genetics Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 2020 Data Breach for $12.3M

Genome Web reports:

NEW YORK – Ambry Genetics has settled a class action lawsuit over a breach of personal customer data that occurred in 2020.

According to the settlement agreement, filed Sept. 9 with the US District Court for the Central District of California, Ambry will pay $12.3 million into a settlement fund. Ambry, which is owned by Realm IDx, formerly Konica Minolta Precision Medicine, has also agreed to several business practice changes, including implementing additional security-related measures, enhanced policies and training for staff, enhanced restrictions to access personal health information, and other security measures.

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In April 2020, Ambry told customers that it had identified unauthorized access to an employee’s email account in January of that year. The breach exposed customers’ names, medical information, information related to their use of Ambry’s services, and, in some instances, Social Security numbers.

Read more at Genome Web.

At the time, the breach was reported as impacting 232,772 people.

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