20/20 EyeCare and 20/20 Hearing Care Network Data Breach

2021-08-04 18:26:00
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from 20/20 EyeCare or 20/20 Hearing Care Network and you are a California resident, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.

20/20 EyeCare Network data breachOn January 11, 2021, 20/20 Hearing Care Network (also called 20/20 EyeCare) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers where sensitive patient data was stored. 20/20 EyeCare waited until May 29, 2021 to notify the California Attorney General’s Office of the data breach.

In response to the incident, 20/20 EyeCare engaged a cyber-security specialist to identify all affected people. Through investigation, it was determined that over 3 million people were affected by this data breach.

What Information is Involved?

According to the notice that 20/20 EyeCare sent, the following information was affected:

  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Health insurance information

This information is called your personal information or protected health information (“PHI”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Under California law, businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PHI can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity. It is important to take action quickly if you were involved in a data breach.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from 20/20 EyeCare or 20/20 Hearing Care Network and you are a California resident, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.

20/20 Hearing Care Network is a Florida based healthcare provider with a subsidy called 20/20 EyeCare. 20/20 EyeCare is a managed vision care company that offers third party administrative services to businesses such as optometrists, ophthalmologists, ambulatory surgical centers, and retail vision centers.

It is possible that you did not deal directly with 20/20 EyeCare or 20/20 Hearing Care Network because of the nature of their business. Your PHI was compromised because businesses will share your PHI with 20/20 EyeCare to perform administrative services.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from 20/20 EyeCare or 20/20 Hearing Care Network and you are a California resident, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.