Associated Eye Care Partners Data Breach Lawsuit
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
Associated Eye Care Partners (AECP) has recently started notifying patients that their private health information was compromised in a data breach at a business associate that was detected in early December 2020.
The data breach in question occurred at Netgain Technologies, which provided managed IT services to many organizations in the healthcare sector. Netgain Technologies experienced a ransomware attack in which files containing sensitive data were stolen. Netgain paid the ransom to prevent any further disclosure of the stolen data.
Netgain Technologies notified affected healthcare clients in January 2021, and those entities started to issue notification letters to affected patients over the next couple of months. While some affected healthcare clients took longer to issue notifications, it has now been 18 months since Netgain started notifying affected clients.
The Netgain Technologies’ data breach was reported separately by each affected client and is understood to have affected more than 1 million individuals. It is currently unclear how many AEC patients have been affected, as the incident has not yet appeared on the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights breach portal.
What Information Was Involved?
The investigation has determined that the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to some personal information. The information at issue varies by individual and may include:
- Data breach is currently under investigation.
- More details will be updated in the future.
*If your data was compromised, Associated Eye Care Partners will send you a notice letter. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.
(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our Data Breach intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the Associated Eye Care Partners Lawsuit.
*HIPAA and CMIA Violations – You may be entitled to damages or other remedies. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.
Consumers Are Entitled to the Highest Level of Security
While identity thieves are becoming more and more sophisticated in their attempts to circumvent businesses’ data protection measures, it is the responsibility of the business to provide the highest level of security possible for its customers and employees.
*If your data was compromised, Associated Eye Care Partners will send you a notice letter.
Contact Our California Data Breach Lawyers
Have you received notification that your personal information has been stolen as a result of a data breach? If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.
Our attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP have been instrumental in protecting privacy rights.