Banner Health agrees to huge settlement for 2016 data breach

Published: Dec. 20, 2019 at 5:40 PM MST
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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix-based health provider has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a computer data breach that may have compromised health and personal data of about 3 million patients, employees, health insurance customers and others.

The Arizona Republic reported that the class action lawsuit against Banner Health stemmed from a 2016 cyberattack that exposed the information.

Officials said the up to $6 million settlement includes insurance coverage up to $1 million for financial losses and two years of free credit monitoring. Officials say the settlement is subject to court approval.

Company officials also agreed to improve their information security systems.

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