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Shields Health Sued Over Data Breach That Affected 2 Million

July 14, 2022, 8:41 PM

Shields Health Care Group Inc. faces a proposed class action over a data breach that impacted 2 million people and more than 50 of the provider’s health care facilities.

Debra Monette claimed that Shields was negligent in securing its data, resulting in a breach that compromised full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, medical data, and insurance information.

Shields failed to notify members of the proposed class that their data was breached for nearly three months, Monette said.

Now, the data breach victims face an increased risk of identity theft, fraud, and intrusion of their health privacy, ...