Hawaii Sees First Data Breach Settlement
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.January 27, 2012
The University of Hawaii has settled a class-action lawsuit filed after data breaches that involved nearly 100,000 students, faculty, alumni and staff, the Associated Press reports. The agreement is the first data breach settlement in Hawaii and the largest class-action filed or settled in Hawaii, according to one plaintiff's attorney. The university will provide two years of credit protection services and says it will continue to "work diligently so that the chance of future data breaches is significantly reduced," university officials and attorneys said. The settlement is still subject to court approval, the report states.