Case Name

First American Title Data Breach

Defendant

First American Financial Corporation and First American Title Company

Court

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Case Number

2:19-cv-00988

Date Filed

06/25/2019

Case Status

Active

Case Type

Consumer Protection

First American Title Data Breach

First American Financial Corporation and First American Title Company (FATCO) is one of the largest title insurance companies in the United States and holds nearly 25% of the title insurance market share. In the process of purchasing a home, customers supply FATCO with sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, biometric records, and bank account numbers. Business entities may supply sensitive personal information of its members or officers and will provide sensitive corporate information, including financial information. It was confirmed in May 2019 that the FATCO website allowed anyone to access approximately 885 million files containing sensitive personal information of FATCO customers, dating back more than 16 years.

On June 25, 2019 Tousley Brain Stephens filed a class action complaint against FATCO for failing to protect the sensitive personal information of its customers. 

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