Anthem $115 Million Data Breach Settlement Approved by Judge (1)

Aug. 16, 2018, 3:06 PM; Updated: Aug. 16, 2018, 7:57 PM

A $115 million settlement by Anthem Inc. for a data breach that exposed consumer personal data won a federal judge’s approval.

The approval finalizes one of the largest settlements in a consumer data breach case. The health insurance giant reached the settlement with about 19.1 million Anthem consumers June 23 without admitting any wrongdoing.

“The Court finds that the Settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable,” Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California wrote in her Aug. 15 opinion.

The 2015 breach on Anthem’s system affected more than 78 million people, exposing consumers’ Social...

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