TRICARE Contractor Faces Second Lawsuit Over September Data Breach

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Science Applications International Corp., a contractor for TRICARE, is facing a second class-action lawsuit over the September data breach of 4.9 million patients' personal information, according to a Nextgov report.

The suit was filed on behalf of retired Marine Col. Mark Losack in the Superior Court of California in San Diego and seeks certification as a class action for all California TRICARE beneficiaries affected by the breach, which the suit estimates includes hundreds of thousands of people. The suit also seeks unspecified monetary damages, payment for credit-monitoring services and identity theft insurance and periodic compliance audits to ensure future data security.

This suit follows an October class-action suit filed in Texas against SAIC seeking $4.9 billion in damages and a $4.9 billion suit filed in October in the District of Columbia against TRICARE and the Department of Defense.

The data breach was caused by the theft of computer tapes containing patients' records from an SAIC employee's car.

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