22 Sep Cash Award for 22 Million OPM Data Theft Victims Denied by Federal Court
A lawsuit asking for fees for damages for about 22 million employees including retirees whose personal data has been harvested from two databases in the government, have been rejected by a federal court.
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia announced that the cases brought by the two federal unions after the attack on the Office of Personnel Management databases is outside the court’s jurisdiction.
The hack revealed in 2015 compromised addresses, names, Social Security numbers, personal legal and private data, and even some fingerprints. The government had been providing support to victims by offering free identity theft insurance, identity and credit monitoring, and other services.
Source: Washington Post