Data breach class action against health insurer reinstated

If you search this site for CareFirst, you’ll find a lot of coverage of a breach they had in 2014 that was discovered in 2015, and the ensuing litigation. Now Judy Greenwald reports the latest twist and turn on the litigation front:

A federal appeals court has reinstated a putative class action lawsuit filed by health insurer CareFirst Inc. customers in connection with a 2014 data breach, holding their potential risk of injury from the breach is “substantial.”

In June 2014, an unknown intruder breached 22 of Baltimore-based CareFirst’s computers and accessed a database containing its customers’ personal information, according to Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Chantal Attias et al. v. CareFirst Inc. et al.

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