Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on November 4, 2021 in Data Breach. Updated on February 24, 2022
NOTICE: If you are a California resident and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from CaptureRx or Walmart, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
On February 6, 2021, CaptureRx and Walmart experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers where sensitive pharmacy data was stored regarding clients. CaptureRx and Walmart waited until May 5, 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed.
California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act. CaptureRx received information about Walmart customers because it provides third party pharmacy services to pharmacies. If you were a pharmacy customer of Walmart in California, your information may have been involved in the breach.
The following information was affected:
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) or Protected Health Information (“PHI”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII/PHI can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible.
NOTICE: If you are a California resident and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from CaptureRx and Walmart, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.