NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from DNA Diagnostics Center, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
Between May 24, 2021 and July 28, 2021, DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (also called DDC) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers where sensitive genetic testing data, dating back to 2004, was stored. DDC waited until August 6, 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed.
DDC is a genetic sequencing company that processes genetic data for individuals across the country. DDC provides services for paternity testing, fertility testing, lifestyle testing, pet genetic testing, and forensic testing.
According to DDC, the following information was affected:
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). 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 can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
DDC is offering free identity protection services. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from DNA Diagnostics Center, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.