Data Breach

Lewis and Clark College Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you're a member of the Lewis and Clark College community, you may have been impacted by a recent data breach that occurred on March 3, 2023. This breach potentially exposed sensitive personal information. It's important to understand that you have rights, and lawyers are ready to help you explore options for compensation.

What Happened?

Lewis and Clark College experienced unauthorized access to their network, leading to the exposure of personal data. The college detected this breach and has since taken steps to secure the network. External cybersecurity experts were brought in to assist with the investigation, which revealed that data was taken from the network environment on or about February 28, 2023. The college has since been working to review the impacted data and strengthen their security systems.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Your personal information is valuable, and its exposure can lead to risks such as identity theft and fraud. Here's what you can do to protect yourself:

  • Enroll in Complimentary Credit Monitoring: Lewis and Clark College is offering free credit monitoring services through Identity Force. To enroll, visit the provided link and use the unique code provided in the Notice to Consumers.

  • Place a Fraud Alert: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a fraud alert on your credit files. This will require creditors to contact you before opening any new accounts in your name.

  • Consider a Security Freeze: You have the option to place a security freeze on your credit reports, which restricts access to your credit report and helps prevent new accounts from being opened without your consent.

  • Get a Free Credit Report: You're entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit bureaus. Review these reports for any discrepancies or unauthorized activity.

  • Stay Vigilant: Regularly monitor your financial account statements and credit reports for any signs of fraud or irregular activity.

  • Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice any fraudulent transactions or if your identity has been stolen, report it immediately to your local law enforcement and contact the credit bureaus.

For more details on how to secure your information, visit the California Attorney General's website.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you have been affected by the Lewis and Clark College data breach, you may have the right to join a class action lawsuit. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your legal options and whether you are eligible for compensation. By joining a lawsuit, you can hold the responsible parties accountable for the security lapse and potentially receive compensation for any damages suffered as a result of the breach.

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