Case Name

WSU Data Breach

Defendant

Washington State University

Court

King County Superior Court

Case Number

17-2-23244-1 SEA

Date Filed

12/17/2017

Case Status

Active

Case Type

Consumer Protection

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WSU Data Breach

Washington State University (WSU) advised the public that on April 21, 2017, a safe was stolen from an off-site self-storage facility in Olympia, Washington. A backup hard drive belonging to WSU was in the safe. That hard drive contained personal data, including social security numbers, of over one million people, whose privacy is now potentially compromised. WSU obtained this information through inter-agency agreements with state and local agencies and school districts in order to conduct studies on behalf of those public agencies. In June 2017, WSU sent letters to individuals whose data was on the hard drive, offering them one year of free credit monitoring. Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC has joined in a lawsuit seeking to represent a potential plaintiff class action on behalf of the 1+ million people whose identity was put at risk. 

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