Bank Faces Potential Class-Action Over SSN-Laden Mailing
DATA LOSS—U.S.September 23, 2013
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of printing Social Security numbers on the outside of forms mailed to customers telling them of the bank’s efforts to protect their private data, Reuters reports. The suit was filed last week in federal court in Chicago, IL, and alleges the bank put customers at risk for identity theft. “Chase even says on its website that providing Social Security numbers to an identity thief is ‘as good as gold,’” said the lawyer who filed the suit. It’s unknown how many customers were affected.