A federal judge will slash thousands of dollars in proposed “incentive” awards for plaintiffs who settled data-breach claims against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as the court prepares to issue a final order approving the $63 million deal.
A preliminary class action settlement for the OPM data breach has been reached which could result in payments to impacted federal employees.
The White House confirmed that China is to blame for the two massive data breaches that exposed personal data of over 20 million federal employees.
The Justice Department now says that a recent case in Maryland involving stolen identities may not be linked to the OPM data breaches after all.
Legislation that would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to victims of OPM’s data breaches has been reintroduced in the House.
A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.
The recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management impacted millions of current and former federal employees. These are highlights of some actions the government is taking to secure the personal data of its workforce.