Released: June 21, 2018
How a few people took Equifax to court over Its data breach and won
Source: Niraj Chokshi, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)
Christina Bernstein’s check finally arrived last week: $7,440 from Equifax for her trouble.
She was one of more than 145 million Americans whose financial information was exposed in the company’s huge data breach last year. Most got an apology and free credit monitoring from the consumer data clearinghouse, but Ms. Bernstein and a few others found a way to get compensated for their aggravation: Take the corporate giant to small claims court.
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