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Did You Receive a Data Breach Notice Letter from 20/20 Hearing Care Network?

Hellmuth & Johnson, a law firm with extensive data breach class action experience, is actively investigating claims on behalf of patient victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to 20/20 Hearing Care Network.

WHAT HAPPENED?
In late May, 20/20 Hearing Care Network reported to numerous State Attorney General’s Offices that a data breach involving patients’ confidential, personal information was obtained by unauthorized third parties, specifically, “Your Social number, member identification number, date of birth and health insurance information may have been seen or accessed before being deleted. This information is called your personal information or protected health information (PHI).” [1] The breach has been reported to have occurred on or about January 11, 2021, meaning that more than 4 months passed before the breach was actually disclosed to the victims. [2]

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE 20/20 HEARING CARE NETWORK BREACH?
The Hearing Care Network data breach notice indicated that the investigation determined that sensitive personal information may have been subject to unauthorized access, which includes:

  • Social Security Numbers,
  • Member Identification Numbers,
  • Dates of Birth; and,
  • Health Insurance Information.

HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE IMPACTED BY THE BREACH?
It has been reported that over 3.2 million individuals have been affected by the data breach. 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU RECEIVED A NOTICE OF THE BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to discuss your legal rights, please contact Hellmuth & Johnson attorney Nathan Prosser at (952) 941-4005, or email at [email protected].

[1] https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/20-20%20-%20Sample%20Letter.PDF

[2] https://www.hipaajournal.com/more-than-3-2-million-individuals-affected-by-20-20-hearing-care-network-data-breach/

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Nathan D. Prosser
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