Posted On April 26, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 26 – Confidential customer information entrusted to Livingston International, Inc. (Livingston) was compromised, and a notice of data breach was filed with the Texas Attorney General on April 24, 2023. According to the company’s official report, the event led to the exposure of consumers’ personal information, including names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, bank account information, and Social Security numbers. Soon after discovering the compromise of consumer information, Livingston started notifying those directly affected via letter.
It is crucial that you know what is at stake if you get a data breach notice. Console & Associates, P.C., data breach lawyers, are now looking into the Livingston incident on behalf of anyone whose personal information may have been compromised. As part of our inquiry, we are offering free consultations to anybody whose personal information was compromised by Livingston International, Inc. to discuss the dangers of identity theft, preventative measures, and potential legal avenues for seeking compensation.
Livingston International, Inc. is a customs broker with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. They serve clients all over the globe by providing logistical services such as freight forwarding, freight management, and freight consultancy. Originally established in 1945, Livingston was acquired by Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, in 2019, and currently has over 2,900 employees and earns $947 million in yearly sales.
There is currently very little known about the event outside of the company’s filing with the Texas Attorney General. We do know that Livingston International recently discovered that a third party had gained access to proprietary information. It is unclear at this time whether the breach happened to Livingston directly or one of the company’s vendors.
When Livingston International learned that consumers’ personal information had fallen into the wrong hands, it immediately initiated an investigation of the compromised files to ascertain what data had been exposed and who had been affected. Your name, address, driver’s license number, bank account information, and Social Security number may have been compromised, albeit the specific data compromised may vary from person to person.
Data breach notices were sent out by Livingston International to all affected persons on April 24, 2023.
In the vast majority of cases, hackers or other criminals break a company’s data security system and steal sensitive customer information. Identity theft is only one of many types of fraud that may be committed using stolen information. This means that hackers are the main culprits in these incidents. It may be difficult to track down a hacker after a data breach, and even if you do, they might not have enough money or property to pay a judgment even if you win.
It’s not so simple to assign exclusive guilt to the hacker who initiated an assault on sensitive information. Victims of a data breach in the United States may be entitled to file a claim for financial compensation against the organization that suffered the hack, according to U.S. data breach laws.
A corporation that suffers a data breach might be considered a victim. Companies that collect and store customer data also serve as the first and final lines of protection against cybercriminals. As a result, the customers whose information is compromised are generally the sole “innocent victims” of a data breach.
Companies are required by state and federal law to take specific safeguards while collecting or storing personal information. Therefore, in certain situations, the attacked business may be responsible for the victim’s damages.
Companies with consumer data in the United States are required by law to take reasonable precautions to protect such data against loss, theft, or unauthorized access. In the event of a data breach, customers may seek financial redress from the organizations that were negligent in their handling of customer information. It may be difficult to ascertain whether a company’s negligence directly contributed to a breach, and the regulations of such claims are complex. This means that anybody curious in data breach claims should seek the advice of a lawyer specializing in this area.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Livingston International, Inc. data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.
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