Data Breach

Formosa Plastics Data Breach Investigation

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Shamis & Gentile P.A., one of the nation's premier class action law firms specializing in data breach cases, is investigating the Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. data breach. If you were affected by the data breach, your sensitive personally identifiable information may have been exposed, and you may be eligible for compensation.

About Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., established in 1978, is a major player in the plastics industry, specializing in the production of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With an impressive annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, the company employs nearly 2,900 individuals across more than 20 production units. Their extensive operations span across five business units including olefins, polyolefins, vinyl, specialty polyvinyl chloride, and chlor-alkali.

The April 2024 Data Breach

In April 2024, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. experienced a significant data breach where unauthorized access was gained to their systems. This incident led to the exposure of various types of consumer information, which include:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Medical Information
  • Date of Birth

Who is Affected?

Given the nature of the breach, it is likely only current and former employees are affected. The disclosure to the Texas Attorney General reports 3,979 people affected in the state of Texas alone. The company also has employees in Livingston, NJ and Baton Rouge, LA.

Your Rights and Next Steps

If your information was compromised in this breach, it's crucial to stay informed about your rights and the measures you can take to protect yourself. Firstly, consider enrolling in the complimentary identity monitoring service offered by Formosa Plastics through ID Watchdog. This service provides proactive monitoring and timely alerts to help safeguard your identity.

Additionally, regularly review your account statements and credit reports, and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities. You can also place a fraud alert and a security freeze on your credit reports to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been affected by the Formosa Plastics data breach, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process of securing what you may be owed due to this breach. To join the lawsuit or to get more information, please complete the form below.


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