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Kemper’s $17.6 Million Breach Settlement Gains Final Approval

March 16, 2022, 2:16 PM

A $17.6 million settlement resolving claims insurance company Kemper Corp. had a poor security posture preceding a data breach won final approval from an Illinois federal judge.

The deal is fair, reasonable, and adequate, Judge Martha M. Pacold wrote in a minute entry filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Irma Carrera Aguallo sued Kemper in April, accusing the insurance company of failing to guard customers’ personal data—including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and medical leave information—from a breach and scraping incident.

Pacold in October preliminarily approved the deal, which establishes a national ...