University of California Data Breach Investigation


Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected the University of California system.

The breach reportedly involves Accellion, Inc., a third-party provider of hosted file transfers. Accellion has confirmed that there was unauthorized access to personal information belonging to members of the University of California community.

The exposed information may include personal and sensitive information. 

Are you a member of the University of California System? If so, you may have a claim for relief.

Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp data privacy attorney—dial (866) 981-4800 or submit your information below. 

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More Information on the University of California Breach

The University of California system partners with Accellion for the secure transfer of large files and data sets, which can include sensitive information. On March 29, 2021, the University of California learned of the breach when several UC employees received an email stating that their data had been stolen and would soon be released. The University of California confirmed that it had been a victim of a data breach on March 31, 2021, in an online statement. The University of California’s statement about the breach is available here

On April 27, 2021, Girard Sharp filed a complaint alleging that the University of California neglected to secure the sensitive personal information of its employees and their dependents and beneficiaries, retirees and their beneficiaries, and students and their families.

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