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Federal Workers Seek Approval for $63 Million Data Breach Deal

May 9, 2022, 5:29 PM

Federal employees asked a D.C. federal judge for preliminary approval of a $63 million settlement over allegations that an Office of Personnel Management data breach exposed the personal information of 21 million current and former employees and their families.

The workers who brought the class action against OPM and its security contractor Peraton Risk Decision Inc. say that their Social Security numbers, birth dates, fingerprints, and addresses were compromised.

If Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia grants approval of the deal, the government would pay $60 million and Peraton would pay $3 ...