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Data Breach - Data Incident Containing Certain Boy Scouts' Information

Data Breach – Data Incident Involving Certain Boy Scouts’ Information

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On September 8, 2019, Charlotteagenda.com reported (“Boy Scouts’ information exposed during brief data breach”) that “. . . Trails End said it notified Boy Scouts of America and local councils of ‘a data incident’ that a web developer noticed. Certain information — including children’s full names, dates of birth, email addresses, phone number, parent names, favorite product and affiliation (council, district, unit) — was visible through a search.”

According to the news report, “Boy Scouts nationwide sell popcorn to raise funds for activities like camping trips,” and “[t]o facilitate the sales process, Boy Scouts of America uses a third-party fundraising organization called Trails End.”  Further, according to Charlotteagenda.com, “[i]t’s also unclear how long the information was exposed,” as well as “how many users’ information was vulnerable during the ‘incident,” and whether it was a local issue or a national one.”

On September 9, 2019, scmagazine.com reported (“North Carolina Boy Scouts PII compromised“) that “[a] third-party vendor that handles sales for the Boy Scouts of America suffered a data breach exposing the PII of up to 12,900 Mecklenburg County Council scouts.”  Additonally, scmagazine.com reported that Trails End last week told the North Carolina Scouts that information including children’s full names, dates of birth, email addresses, phone number, parent names, favorite product and affiliation (council, district, unit) were compromised, according to the Charlotte Agenda.”

Have You Been Impacted by A Data Breach?

If so, please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Partner Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your privacy rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a data privacy class action.

Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.

Data privacy class actions are brought on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs.  Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.