Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

CGI Group Data Breach

Issue: Failure to safeguard confidential records

Lieff Cabraser represents individuals in class action litigation against CGI Group, Inc. and CGI Federal, Inc. (collectively “CGI”) for allegedly facilitating a data breach affecting more than 1,000 U.S. citizens.

The U.S. government contracts with CGI to manage all U.S. passport application activities. Passport applicants must provide their name, date of birth, city of birth, state of birth, country of birth, social security number, sex, height, hair color, eye color, occupation, and evidence of U.S. citizenship, such as a previously issued U.S. passport, or U.S. birth certificate.

Between 2010 and May 2, 2015, CGI employees allegedly stole and sold personal information of passport applicants to cybercriminals. The mass identity theft allowed cybercriminals to use stolen information to buy cell phones and computers, and to obtain lines of credit. The complaint alleges that CGI failed to fulfill its legal duty to protect customers’ sensitive personal and financial information.

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Individuals who know or suspect that CGI employees appropriated their private personal data are invited to contact Lieff Cabraser by calling us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 or by using the form below. We will review your claim for free and with no obligation on your part. The information you provide will be kept confidential.


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