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University of Michigan Data Breach – Class Action Investigation

October 24, 2023 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating a class action lawsuit against the University of Michigan after it announced that it experienced a data breach affecting approximately 230,000 people.

The University detected suspicious activity in August 2023, and subsequently made a public report confirming the breach. The University has reported that in addition to names and other less sensitive information, the following information may have been compromised:

For students, applicants, alumni, donors, employees, and contractors:

  • Social Security number
  • driver’s license or other government-issued ID number
  • financial account or payment card number
  • health information

For participants in research studies and patients of the University Health Service and School of Dentistry:

  • demographic info (Social Security number, driver’s license or government-issued ID number)
  • financial information (financial account or payment card number or health insurance information)
  • University Health Service and School of Dentistry clinical information (medical record number or diagnosis or treatment or medication history)
  • information related to participation in certain research studies

The University of Michigan’s failure to protect sensitive information may violate state and federal laws, including privacy laws.

If you received a notification from the University of Michigan or you otherwise believe that you were potentially impacted by the data breach, please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys promptly will contact you.

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