VA Settlement

June 2009
PN;Jun2009, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p92
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Veterans of Affairs (VA) class-action lawsuit has reached a $20 million settlement on the theft of a computer containing personal information in the U.S. The author states that computer containing personal information of military veterans, spouses of veterans, and military personnel has been stolen on May 3, 2009 and has been recovered on June 28, 2009. Moreover, the defendants have been alleged of violating a federal law by not properly securing the information.


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