Nearly 2 million Dollar Tree customers and employees may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach, according to a former employee of the discount retailer. Legal filings indicate the company was made aware of the security failure in August of 2023 but failed to timely inform those affected of the breach.
The national securities and class action law firm, Levin Law, P.A. (“Levin Law”), is currently investigating claims related to the Dollar Tree data breach. Aggrieved individuals may have legal recourse. It is strongly recommended that any current or former Dollar Tree employers or customers who had personal information exposed in the breach to contact Levin Law founder Brian Levin at (305) 402-9050 or via email at email@example.com.
According to Wavy.com, a former Dollar Tree employee is alleging that the personal information of nearly 2 million current and former customers and employees was exposed during a data breach in August of last year. The lawsuit, filed against Zeroed-In Technologies, LLC (“Zeroed-In”) and Dollar Tree, Inc. (“Dollar Tree”), alleges that the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of individuals were released as a result of the breach.
Zeroed-In is a technology company utilized by the family of Dollar Tree stores. It reportedly uses artificial intelligence to help companies make human resources decisions. In order to do this the company requires personal information to be inputted. The breach of this information occurred on August 8, 2023, but it is reported that the company did not notify affected individuals until November 27, 2023. It is unclear why it took an additional three months for the company to notify customers and employees of the data breach.
The lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to implement adequate security measures to prevent the exposure of sensitive information. It is believed that despite knowing of the risks, Dollar Tree did not take the steps necessary to protect the personal information of customers and employees.
It is well documented that the exposure of personally identifiable information or PII can be extremely harmful to an individual. In some cases, bad actors are able to gain access to a number of accounts, including financial information.
If your information was exposed in the Dollar Tree data breach, it is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may be able to take legal action. It is important to act quickly as there may only be a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation.
Affected individuals may contact Levin Law founder and managing attorney, Brian Levin at (305) 402-9050 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning clients are not obligated to pay Levin Law attorney fees unless money is recovered on their behalf.
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