Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of the Clear Spring data breach.
As part of their investigation, they need to hear from individuals who received a notice stating they were impacted.
Clear Spring Life and Annuity Company (formerly Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company) is sending notice to individuals who may have been affected by a data breach. The breach occurred on February 9, 2023, when the company discovered ransomware on its IT infrastructure. During an investigation, it was determined that an unauthorized individual had accessed and acquired certain files containing personal information belonging to individuals associated with a Clear Spring annuity contract or life insurance policy, including policy and contract holders, beneficiaries, annuitants and payees.
The personal information exposed during the incident may include names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and contract/policy numbers.
Though Clear Spring notified some affected individuals in July, it is now sending notice to others whose information was later determined to have been included.
If your information was exposed in the breach, attorneys want to hear from you. You may be able to start a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more.
A successful case could also force Clear Spring to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.