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EyeMed Settles with NY AG for $600,000 Over 2020 Data Breach

EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, was the victim of a hacking incident in 2020 that compromised the personal information of 2.1 million consumers, including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, member numbers of health and vision insurance accounts, diagnoses, and treatment information. According to the New York Attorney General’s office, 98,632 of those individuals were state residents.

Following the data breach, the NY AG’s office started an investigation and alleged that EyeMed violated New York state law by not protecting the sensitive information. EyeMed has settled with the NY AG for $600,000 and has agreed to implement a “comprehensive information security program.”

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 27
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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