Who is a Class Member
The Seagate Technology Employee Data Breach settlement includes “all persons who are or were employees of Seagate or its affiliates and whose W-2 information was involved in the Data Incident.” The settlement also extends to third parties, including spouses or adult dependents of Settlement Employee Class Members.
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- Up to $3,500 + Identity Theft Protection
Settlement Class members can receive the following benefits:
- coverage under an Experian identity theft protection plan for a period of two years
- reimbursement of economic costs up to $3,500
Proof of Purchase
- Settlement Class Members who wish to make a Claim for Reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs will needs to provide bills, invoices, or other documents detailing the amount paid.
Election Form or Reimbursement Form Filing Info
Seagate Technology Employee Data Breach Settlement Notes
- Everett Castillo v. Seagate Technology LLC
- Case No. 3:16-cv-01958-RS
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
This class action lawsuit stems from a data breach that affected former and current employees of Seagate Technology. In March 2016, Seagate disclosed that it was the victim of a phishing attack resulting in the disclosure of 2015 Form W-2 data concerning individuals who had worked for Seagate and certain corporate affiliates during the 2015 calendar year to an unauthorized third party.
After the employee data breach, a group of plaintiffs allege that unknown individuals had filed fraudulent tax returns in their names with the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board and other state taxing authorities. They also allege that some of the fraudulent tax returns were filed jointly, on behalf of themselves and their spouses, and included their spouses’ Social Security number.
It is estimated that 12,000 employees and employee relatives may have suffered harm as a result of the Seagate Technology data breach. Under the terms of the settlement, Seagate denies allegations and all liability but has agreed to shell out around $5.75 million to those affected by the data breach. In addition to monetary compensation, every employee of Seagate Technology and their associated relatives who were victims of the data hack will received two years of Experian identity theft protection services.
Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Seagate Technology Employee Data Breach settlement website.
The Seagate Technology Employee Data Breach settlement was granted final approval March 8, 2018.. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit an Election Form by June 30, 2018 and a Reimbursement Form (if applicable) by December 31, 2018.
- 6/30/18: Election Form Deadline
- 12/31/2018: Reimbursement Claim Deadline
- Mail: Castillo v. Seagate Settlement, c/o Dahl Administration, P.O. Box 3616, Minneapolis, MN 55403-0616
- Phone: 1-866-677-2607
- Email: info@CastillovSeagateSettlement.com
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