Waste Management Has Failed To Protect Its Worker’s Privacy Amidst Of Data Breach Scandal, Class Action Claims
Waste Management, Inc. is accused in a class action lawsuit by two of its former employees of failing to set up security measures to prevent thousands of workers’ information from a data breach in January 2021.
Plaintiffs File Class Action Against Their Former Employer
Complainants Shelby Ingram and Janie Marcaurel sued Waste Management and USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC for the companies’ reportedly careless ways of preventing online fraudsters from gaining access to their employees’ personal information.
Additionally, those who have fallen victims to the data breach incident were not informed in a timely manner. In fact, they were only informed by the defendants more than four months after the data breach occurred.
According to reports, hackers were able to access and steal files from Waste Management’s database during the final weeks of January 2021. The personal information they purportedly stole includes employee names, their dependents, Social Security numbers, and the like.
The pair Marcaurel and Ingram reported that they have noticed an increase in the number of scam emails that aim to phish information from them.
The two are not the only ones who are affected in the data breach indecent, though. It is said that more than 45,000 Waste Management workers got their personal data compromised after hackers infiltrated the company’s data system.
The pair argued that they have already taken the necessary precautionary steps to keep their personal data safe, yet the company has failed to do its due diligence.
It takes two to tango, they seem to point out. Plaintiffs Marcaurel and Ingram contend that due to the data breach, they, alongside thousands of Waste Management workers, are put at a higher risk of fraudulent attacks and identity theft.
Class Action Brief
The Waste Management Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit is seeking to form a Class consisting of members who have formerly and are currently working for Waste Management whose personal data were affected by the January hacking fiasco. The class action is asking the court to order defendants Waste Management and USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC to answer the charges thrown against them.
In addition, the plaintiffs’ legal team wants the court to release an order to force both the defendants to release different safety measures and remedies for affected Class members to protect themselves from the harms brought upon by their private information getting exposed to online fraudsters.
About The Company
Waste Management is a company founded in 1968 aimed to provide waste management solutions to its target clients. Based in Houston, Texas, the company is currently headed by its CEO James C. Fish, Jr., for more than four years now. Waste Management had recorded revenue of almost $15 billion in 2017.
Editor’s Note on Waste Management Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit 2021:
This article features the latest news about the class action lawsuit filed against Waste Management by their two ex-employees after being a part of thousands of others whose personal information was compromised after a data hacking incident.
Case Name(s) & No.: Janie Marcaurel and Shelby Ingram v. USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC, et al.; Case No.: 4:21-cv-2027
Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division
Products/Services Involved: Workers’ Privacy
Allegation(s): Waste Management has failed to prop up the necessary security infrastructures to prevent a data breach by unauthorized actors from taking place.
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