Lynn Fitch

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Volume 23 | October 13, 2020
Two Data Breaches: Nearly 90 M Americans impacted
The Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement with 27 other states resolving an investigation of a data breach impacting 6.1 million patients, including 210,662 Mississippians.
Mississippi will receive over $141,000 as a result of
the ruling.
The Attorney General’s Office joined a $39.5 million settlement stemming from the massive 2014 data breach involving the personal information of 78.8 million Americans.
Mississippi will receive nearly $197,000 from the settlement.
As cybersecurity threats persist, we must be constantly vigilant to keep personal information secure. The Attorney General’s Office will continue to work with local, state, and federal partners to enforce laws that protect Mississippi consumers and stop bad actors who seek to compromise the integrity, security, and confidentiality of personal and private information.
Read more about the Community Health Systems and
the Anthem settlements.
Bank fraud on the Coast
Louis Normand, owner of United Truck Group, was sentenced on federal bank fraud charges last Tuesday.
The charges stem from an investigation in which the Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Attorney General’s Office continues to hold those who violate consumer protection laws accountable. Consumers and businesses alike need to know that their interactions in the market are fair.
Read more about the sentencing here.
National Drug Take Back Day
To combat Mississippi’s ongoing battle with the opioid crisis, my office is partnering with the DEA and Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America for National Drug Take Back Day.
Please join us at the First Baptist Church of Jackson on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also, there are authorized drop-off sites located across the state. To find one near you, click here.
Every pill and drop of medication collected during the event will lead us one step closer to ending the opioid crisis in Mississippi.

 

 

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