No matter what security controls are in place, all companies are still at some risk of exposing sensitive data. It’s often what’s done after a breach that determines what happens to the company.
And Honda may become one of the latest organizations that wishes it had handled a data breach differently.
Honda Canada is now the target of a class action lawsuit related to a breach in March that led to 283,000 customers’ personal information being exposed, Information Week reports. This incident comes just a few months after a breach of Honda America that compromised almost five million customer records.
Lawyers for the affected customers claim they’re now at an increased risk of identity theft and that Honda was negligent because it didn’t notify customers of the incident until two months after it occurred.
In America, cases like this typically hinge on whether any victims suffered any actual financial damage. That’s one reason why it’s important to take action as soon as possible and notify the authorities and affected customers, as well as offer preventive measures such as credit monitoring services.