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From: Chris Walsh (chriscwalsh.org)
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 22:45:03 CDT
By Sharon Gaudin
April 27, 2007 01:32 PM
The New York Attorney General has obtained the first settlement under
the state's new security breach notification law.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that it has reached
an agreement with CS Stars LLC, a Chicago-based claims management
company, to implement precautionary procedures, comply with New
York's notification law in the event of another security breach, and
pay $60,000 to the AG's office for investigation costs.
On May 9, 2006, an employee at CS Stars noticed that a computer was
missing that held personal information, including the names,
addresses, and Social Security numbers of recipients of workers'
compensation benefits, according to the AG's office. The New York
Special Funds Conservation Committee, a not-for-profit organization
created to assist in providing benefits to workers under the New York
Workers' Compensation Law, was the owner of the data contained in the
It was not until June 29, 2006 that CS Stars first notified Special
Funds of the security breach, the AG's office reported. On the same
date, the company notified the FBI, as well. The FBI instructed the
company to not send out any notifications to people who might be
affected by the data breach because it might impede their investigation.
According to the AG's release, CS Stars notified the Attorney
General's office, the Consumer Protection Board, and the state office
of Cyber Security about the breach on June 30, 2006. Then on July 18,
the company, with the permission of the FBI, the company began
sending out notices to the approximately 540,000 potentially affected
New York consumers notifying them of the security breach.
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