Class-Action Lawsuit Filed for TRICARE Breach
DATA LOSS—U.S.May 7, 2012
The Boston Globe reports on last year's breach of TRICARE and a class-action lawsuit filed against Pentagon subcontractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for the alleged loss of personal data affecting approximately 4.7 million individuals. Seeking unspecified damages, the suit alleges that SAIC "has experienced no fewer than six security failures" since 2005. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said, "The bottom line is that people in charge of safeguarding our service members' personal data need to transition from the twentieth century to the era of iPads," adding, "TRICARE has given me no assurance that it is moving toward such a modern system."