Data Breach Potentially Compromises the Personal Data of Over 1 Million Students From at Least New York, California, Colorado and Connecticut
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New York, NY – May 11, 2022  - Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of past and present New York City public school students, as well as students from schools in other states, whose personal data may have been compromised due to a data breach at an outside vendor to which the schools provided student data.

In recent weeks there have been multiple reports concerning how hackers of a vendor used by the New York City School system, as well as certain other school systems from other states – Illuminate Education – gained access to personal information of potentially over 1 million current and former New York students going back to 2016, including names, birthdays, race and ethnicities, home languages and, in some cases, student disability, special education and free lunch status information.  Indeed, press reports note that the New York State Education Department has said that the data of students of at least 565 schools in the state, including some charter schools, was impacted by the data breach. 

Press reports have also stated that the personal information of students from other states, including at least California (Rocklin Unified School District), Colorado and Connecticut may have also been compromised as a result of this data hack. 

If you believe that you or your child has been impacted by this data breach and/or you have received a letter stating such and you would like to learn more about our investigation, please contact one of the attorneys listed below.

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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, with offices in New York, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey has many years of experience in prosecuting securities, antitrust, data privacy and other consumer class actions. For more information about Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, you may visit our website at www.kaplanfox.com. 

For more information please contact:

Joel B. Strauss
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(646) 315-9003
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Laurence D. King
Matthew George
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1560
Oakland, California 94612
(415) 772-4704
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