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T-Mobile to Pay $500 Million to Settle Claims Related to 2021 Breach

On July 22, 2022, T-Mobile entered into an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit stemming from its 2021 data breach. T-Mobile has agreed to a $350 million settlement to resolve claims it exposed more than 76 million Americans’ personal information in a 2021 data breach.  This was T-Mobile’s fifth breach over a four year period. The proposed settlement will require T-Mobile to pay $500 million to settle customers’ claims and to bolster its cybersecurity practices.

In the proposed settlement announced Friday, T-Mobile also agreed to spend an extra $150 million on cybersecurity through the end of 2023. Court documents outlining the proposed agreement were filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Maureen Brady served on the plaintiff’s Executive Committee and played an integral role in the settlement of this class action.

“The Executive Committee was committed to seeing an outcome that would be beneficial to the class members.  I cannot underestimate the dedication it took to get this result.  Data breaches are occurring more often than ever.  People should have confidence that their private information should remain exactly that, private,” said Brady.

On August 15, 2021, T-Mobile reported a cyberattack had led to the theft of millions of people’s personal information. According to court documents, names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license details and other sensitive information were exposed, including unique codes that identified individual phones.

If you have been affected by the data breach, you are encouraged to call our office at 816-888-8010.