US Marine Sues OPM, Contractor Over Data Breach

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and a background-check contractor were hit Wednesday with another proposed class action over the exposure of millions of individuals' personal information, with a U.S. Marine claiming the agency should be forced to overhaul its computer systems.

Derrick Sims' Massachusetts federal complaint alleges the OPM and KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc., which handled most federal background checks prior to the massive data breach announced in July, failed to safeguard and secure the personal information of former and current government employees and their immediately family. The information stolen in the hack includes names, addresses, fingerprints, Social Security numbers,...

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