Pacific Living Properties, Inc. Announces Data Breach | Console and Associates, PC

Recently, Pacific Living Properties, Inc. (“PLP”), Inc. confirmed that the company suffered a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to the company’s computer network and the sensitive consumer data contained therein. on the network. On May 13, 2022, PLP filed a formal notice of breach and sent data breach letters to all affected parties.

If you have received a data breach notification, it is essential that you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are following the Pacific Living Properties data breach, please see our recent article on the subject. here.

What we know about the Pacific Living Properties data breach

Earlier this month, Pacific Living Properties filed a formal data breach notice. According to the recently filed notice, Pacific Living Properties has discovered an incident involving some of its computer systems. In response, PLP undertook a detailed review of the incident to determine if any consumer data had been leaked as a result.

Through this investigation, the Company confirmed that between February 9, 2022 and February 12, 2022, an unauthorized party had access to files on the Company’s network containing sensitive consumer data. Once Pacific Living Properties became aware of the data breach, it then sought to identify all affected parties, a process the company completed on April 11, 2022.

On May 13, 2022, sent data breach letters to everyone whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

Pacific Living Properties, Inc. is a property management and real estate development company based in San Diego, California. The company has properties in California, Montana, Washington and Idaho. Pacific Living Properties employs over 346 people and generates approximately $91 million in annual revenue.

Can a company be held liable for a data breach?

Yes, under US data breach laws, parties whose personal information is exposed in a data breach may be able to file or join a class action lawsuit against the company responsible for the breach. In most data breach lawsuits, victims sue under the legal theory of negligence.

In the context of data breach claims, there are several ways for a victim to prove a company’s negligence. For example, the following outlines some of the situations in which a company’s negligence can lead to a data breach:

  • A business fails to implement adequate data security measures or relies on an outdated data security system;

  • A business mistakenly transmits consumer information to an unauthorized party;

  • A company employee does not follow proper procedures when handling consumer data; or

  • An employee responds to a phishing attack, either by clicking on a link or by providing sensitive information to an unauthorized party.

Of course, these are just a few of the ways corporate surveillance can lead to a data breach – there are many more. Those wondering if a particular company can be held financially responsible for a data breach should contact a dedicated data breach attorney for immediate assistance.

Margie D. Carlisle