Guardant Health Data Breach Lawsuit

Legal Representation for Victims of Data Breaches in California

The Data Breach Attorneys at Potter Handy Law Firm have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly examine your case, conduct an investigation into the breach, and, when needed, fight for justice.

Potter Handy LLP is currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals affected by the Guardant Health data breach. These individuals may have had their personal and confidential information illegally accessed by an unknown third party during the Guardant Health data breach. Potter Handy LLP will conduct a complimentary assessment of your data breach claim in order to safeguard the rights and privacy of all those impacted by the Guardant Health data breach.

We are only interested in claims that arose in California. Contact us today by filling out the form on this webpage for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you with your case.

About Guardant Health, Inc.

Guardant Health, a leading precision oncology company founded in 2012, is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. They utilize liquid biopsies (blood tests) and advanced analytics to transform cancer care. Guardant’s solutions inform treatment decisions for advanced cancers, monitor recurrence in survivors, and are actively involved in research for early cancer detection methods. With a team of approximately 1,400 employees (as of 2022), their mission is to conquer cancer with data, empowering patients with personalized approaches to the fight and improving overall well-being.

What Happened?

Recently, Guardant Health realized that it had placed the protected health information of its patients online without any protections whatsoever. This information was uploaded online in October of 2020 and remained accessible for over three years. Between September 8, 2023, and February 28, 2024, an unknown actor discovered and copied the file containing unencrypted medical data. To date, it is unknown whether any other actor downloaded or copied the file during the three and a half years it was available online. Subsequently, on May 3, 2024, Guardant Health filed a notice of the data breach, and data breach letters were sent out to all individuals affected by the incident, providing them with a list of compromised information.

If you’ve received a notification regarding a concerning data breach, it is imperative to recognize the gravity of the situation. Your personal information could potentially be compromised, placing it within the reach of cybercriminals. Given this scenario, it is of utmost importance that you address this matter with a sense of urgency and contact our highly qualified Data Breach Lawyers. These attorneys can effectively protect your legal rights and ensure that those responsible for causing harm are held accountable.

By selecting a qualified Data Breach Lawyer in California, you can be assured that your interests are protected thoroughly during the entire case, providing you with peace of mind.

View an example of what the letter looks like.

What Information Was Involved in the Guardant Health Data Breach?

The investigation has concluded that the incident may have led to unauthorized access to certain confidential information.

The information at issue varies by individual and may include:

  • Names
  • Ages
  • Medical records and identification numbers
  • Medical information, including treatment details and dates, as well as test results

Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Rights Following the Guardant Health Data Breach

If you were notified that your information had been stolen as a result of the Guardant Health data breach, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your rights and seek compensation. Contact us today by filling out the form on this webpage for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you with your case. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and there are no out-of-pocket expenses for our clients. Let us help you seek justice and hold companies accountable for their negligence in protecting personal information. Regrettably, we are unable to respond to phone inquiries. Free Consultations 24/7No out-of-pocket expenses.