Chicago, Equifax reach $1.5M Settlement Over Data Breach

Law360 (April 10, 2020, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The city of Chicago says it has reached a $1.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit against Equifax Inc. over a massive 2017 data breach that exposed the sensitive personal information of roughly 147 million people.

Chicago is one of a few municipalities, along with the District of Columbia, to receive a settlement in litigation against Equifax, city officials said Tuesday. It complements other deals reached with the credit bureau by the federal government, state governments and private plaintiffs, said Stephen Kane, the city's deputy corporation counsel.

"This settlement represents a significant achievement by the law department, which worked hard on...

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