Kaul's office made a statement about one infringement affected 1.744.732 Wisconsin residents and may have exposed personal information such as names, dates of birth, social security numbers, home addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and more.
In total, 78,8 million Americans were affected by the breach, which resulted in the launch of a joint investigation between 43 states, including Wisconsin, Kaul explained. The investigation resulted in a $ 39,5 million settlement to all states, of which Wisconsin will have a stake. Anthem also agreed to multiple data security provisions.
"Data breaches can cause long-term harm to consumers. The Companies "People who collect citizens' personal data must protect them with great reverence," Kaul said.
According to the state Department of Justice, as part of the agreement, Anthem agreed not to present incorrectly data on how much it protects personal information, implement a comprehensive security plan, meet specific security requirements such as authentication and two-factor encryption, and evaluate third-party partners for the next three years.
Kaul notes that Anthem also offered its American customers two years of credit tracking. In addition, the company is a member of a settlement that set up a $ 115 million fund for additional credit tracking, cash payments of up to $ 50, and consumer compensation.