Are you an employee or a student of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)? Did you receive a mail about a class settlement on data breach that compromised student and employee data? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement.
What Is SCAD data breach $375k Class Action Settlement?
The August 2022 data breach allegedly compromised sensitive personal information of students and employees, including Social Security numbers and birth dates. According to the data breach class action lawsuit, Savannah College could have prevented the breach with reasonable cybersecurity measures. The name of the case is Abrams, et al. v. The Savannah College of Art and Design Inc., Case No. 1:22-cv-04297-LMM, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
What Is This Class Action All About?
Savannah College hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing but agreed to a $375,000 class action settlement to resolve the data breach allegations.
Under the terms of the SCAD data breach settlement, class members can receive a cash payment for lost time, data breach-related expenses and a flat rate payment.
The settlement allows for up to $125 in lost time payments, compensated at a rate of $25 per hour. Class members can also claim up to $5,000 in reimbursement for documented data breach-related expenses such as credit costs, bank fees and more.
Who Is Eligible?
The settlement benefits Savannah College students and employees whose personal information may have been compromised in the August 2022 data breach and who received a notice from Savannah College about the breach.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
In order to receive settlement benefits, class members must submit a valid claim form by Aug. 8, 2023. The settlement website is SavannahCollegeDataSettlement.com.
The deadline for exclusion and objection is July 10, 2023.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement is $5,175 and the proof of purchase is the documentation of lost time and data breach-related expenses. All class members may be able to receive a pro rata share of any remaining funds, estimated to be $50.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website SavannahCollegeDataSettlement.com, just like SEPTA Data breach class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. The final approval hearing for the SCAD data breach settlement is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2023.