Acuity Brands, Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Acuity Brands, Inc. Data Breach Investigation

 

Lowey Dannenberg is investigating claims for violations of the common law and state consumer protection statutes by Acuity Brands, Inc. (“Acuity”), as a result of a data breach involving highly sensitive Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account information, and patient health information.

 

What Happened and What Information Was Involved:

Acuity is a publicly traded lighting and building management company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

On December 6, 2022, Acuity announced that on December 7, 2021, the company identified a data security incident. Acuity’s investigation determined that an unauthorized person obtained access to some of their systems on December 7 and December 8, 2021, and copied a subset of files out of their network during that time. During their investigation, Acuity also discovered evidence of an unrelated incident of unauthorized access that occurred on October 6 and October 7, 2020, which also included copying certain files out of their network.

Acuity conducted a review of the files copied from their network in December 2021 and October 2020.  Acuity’s review identified that they contained personal information.

According to information provided to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, while the types of personal information in the files was not the same for all individuals, this personal information may have included:

  • Names,
  • Social Security numbers,
  • Driver’s license numbers and financial account information.
  • Additionally, the files may also have included limited health information related to other aspects of employment with Acuity, such as injury information related to workers compensation claims or related to requests for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

If you received a notice letter, wish to participate, learn more, or discuss the issues surrounding the investigation please fill out the contact form below or please contact one of our attorneys at (215) 399-4782, or via email at investigations@lowey.com.

 

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White Plains, NY 10601
Tel:  (215) 399-4782
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