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Posted On October 14, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Data Breach Alert: VisionWeb Holdings, LLC

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from VisionWeb Holdings, LLC, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertOn October 3, 2022, VisionWeb Holdings, LLC filed a notice of a data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Texas Attorney General after sensitive consumer information entrusted to the company was subject to unauthorized access. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, government-issued identification numbers, medical information and health insurance information. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, VisionWeb began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the VisionWeb data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this 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 VisionWeb Holdings, LLC.

What We Know So Far About the VisionWeb Holdings Breach

The available information regarding the VisionWeb Holdings breach comes from the company’s filings with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Texas Attorney General. However, the company has not yet released a narrative description of what led to the incident. Thus, all we know at this point is that the situation involved a “Hacking/IT incident” and that the compromised information was stored in an email account.

Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, VisionWeb Holdings began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, government-issued identification number (such as driver’s license or state ID number), medical information and health insurance information.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, the VisionWeb data breach impacted the confidential information of 35,900 individuals.

On October 3, 2022, VisionWeb Holdings sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About VisionWeb Holdings, LLC

Founded in 2000, VisionWeb Holdings, LLC is a software company based out of Austin, Texas. Specifically, the company develops practice management and EHR software for eye care practices enabling them to operate more efficiently and more profitably. Some of VisionWeb’s software application solutions include UpRise EHR, revenue cycle management, and an ordering platform. VisionWeb Holdings employs more than 132 people and generates approximately $246 million in annual revenue.

When Is a Company Financially Liable for a Data Breach Victim’s Harms?

When you decided to trust VisionWeb Holdings with your personal information, you assumed that the company would do everything possible to keep it safe. However, if you are among the more than 35,000 people affected by the recent breach, you may find yourself second-guessing that assumption and wondering whether the company could have done more to prevent this type of incident. This is especially the case if you recently learned that your information was used to make fraudulent transactions or if someone stole your identity.

When it comes to data breach liability, companies may be responsible for a victim’s harm. Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a legal obligation to protect the 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 an employer that misused or mishandled their information. Typically, to recover compensation from a company after a data breach, a victim must show that the company was negligent in how it stored, transmitted, or used their information. While there are many ways companies might be negligent, some of the most common include the following:

  • Not following the correct procedures when handling consumer data;
  • Mistakenly posting sensitive consumer information so that it is publicly available;
  • Failing to implement or maintain an up-to-date data security system;
  • Inadvertently sending consumer information to an unauthorized party;
  • Opening an unsolicited email that installs malware on their computer; or
  • Responding to a phishing attack.

While large corporations don’t carry out the cyberattacks that result in consumer information ending up in the hands of criminals, they are in the best position to prevent these attacks. In this way, data breach lawsuits can not only connect victims of a breach with meaningful compensation but also encourage companies to take a more serious approach to their data privacy practices. While it would be nice to think that companies are concerned about the security of consumer data out of goodwill, sometimes it takes adding financial incentives to really make the needle move.

If You Have Questions About Your Rights Following the VisionWeb Holdings Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

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 VisionWeb 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.

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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from VisionWeb Holdings, LLC, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.