Are You the Victim of a Data Breach?

Have you received a notice that your personal information was accessed by unauthorized persons in a corporate data breach?  If so, you may have the ability to recover damages and seek protection from the harm that could follow.

Data breaches are an ever-increasing problem in which individuals’ protected data is accessed by an unauthorized person. This protected data often includes highly confidential and personal information including one’s social security number, financial and banking data, personal security numbers, and medical information. Data in the hands of unauthorized users can be sold on the internet to criminals and used for illegal purposes and cause significant harm to the rightful owner.

Examples of the harm suffered by the victims of data breaches include identify theft, theft of funds, damage to credit rating, and exposure of private and potentially embarrassing medical information. These harms can be long lasting and have serious consequences. In many instances, the company, institution, or organization that is responsible for maintaining one’s data failed to take the necessary steps to protect data from exposure and harm.

You have rights if you have been a victim of a data breach and you can seek relief for this harm through a class action lawsuit.  A class action lawsuit is a consumer protection tool that can provide both damages for the harm caused to you and help prevent future data breaches by changing the behavior and policies of businesses that are responsible to maintain and protect data.

Timoney Knox LLP’s consumer protection lawyers can help individuals harmed by a data breach get relief, including monetary awards, credit monitoring, and enhanced measures to prevent future breaches. If you have been the victim of a data breach or received notice of a potential release of your confidential information, contact Keith Vernon or Andrew Knox attorney for guidance. The consumer protection lawyers at Timoney Knox, LLP are ready to guide you and fight for fair relief.

Published May 23, 2022

About The Author(s):


Keith T. Vernon

Keith T. Vernon joined the firm as a Partner in 2019 and oversees its Washington, D.C. office.  Keith is a skilled and talented litigator and advisor with over 25 years’ experience.  He has successfully guided and represented individuals, businesses, government entities, trade associations and faith-based organizations in class action matters, consumer rights, business advisory matters and corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) stakeholder engagements and strategy.

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Andrew W. Knox

Andrew Knox joined Timoney Knox as an associate in 2018 and concentrates his practice in the area of trust and estates litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability as well as commercial and civil litigation.

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