Posted On April 15, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 15, 2022 – Recently, Rokstad Power, Inc. announced that the sensitive information of certain individuals was compromised when a hard drive belonging to the company was stolen from a project site. On April 13, 2022, provided notice to anyone whose information was contained on the stolen hard drive.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Rokstad Power understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Rokstad Power data breach. As a part of our investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Rokstad Power.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data breaches affecting more than 189,000,000 individuals. Victims of identity theft spend, on average, 200 hours and more than $1,300 recovering their identity. Many of these victims also suffer credit damage, emotional distress, and may even end up with a criminal record. Taking immediate action is the best way to prevent the worst consequences of a data breach.
According to official notice provided by the company, on March 5, 2022, a hard drive was stolen from a site trailer at one of the company’s job sites. In response to the theft, Rokstad contacted law enforcement and then reviewed the contents of the stolen hard drive. On March 14, 2022, the company learned that the hard drive contained personal information belonging to certain individuals.
On April 13, 2022, Rokstad Power began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Rokstad Power is a distribution and transmission construction company based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. The company provides a wide range of power line contracting services to its customers, including emergency and storm response, distribution, transmission, live-line work, and more. Rokstad Power primarily works with utility companies, local governments and mining companies. The company employs more than 600 people and generates approximately $464 million in annual revenue.
When you allowed Rokstad access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Rokstad data breach raises some very serious questions about the company’s data security measures and whether the company could have done more to prevent this type of cyber-attack.
Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a legal obligation to protect consumer information in their possession. Although creating and maintaining a data security system is costly, this is a necessary expense given the frequency with which cyberattacks occur.
Consumers whose personal, identifying, financial or healthcare-related data was compromised in a data breach can pursue legal action against a company that misused or mishandled their information. However, the investigation into the Rokstad Power breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Rokstad was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Rokstad Power security breach to determine the potential legal remedies of those affected.
If you have questions about your ability to pursue a data breach class action lawsuit against Rokstad, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Rokstad in the coming weeks, it means your personal data was compromised in the recent cyberattack. It also means a cybercriminal may have had access to—and may have stolen—your personal data. Given the risks involved, it is important you remain vigilant by taking the following steps:
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Rokstad data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.