Connecticut to receive $886K from 2012 Experian data breach settlement

Connecticut joins a combined $16 million multi-state settlement over the 2012 and 2015 Experian data breaches.
The personal information of millions of consumers nationwide including 142,789 Connecticut residents were impacted by the 2015 breach.
Connecticut will receive over $886,000 from the settlements.
The settlement also requires Experian to offer five years of free credit monitoring services to affected consumers-- as well as two free copies of their credit reports annually during that timeframe.
In September 2015, Experian reported it had experienced a data breach that impacted part of its network storing personal information on behalf of its client, T-Mobile. The breach involved information associated with consumers who had applied for T-Mobile postpaid services and device financing between September 2013 and September 2015, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license and passport numbers, and related information used in T-Mobile’s own credit assessments.