A preliminary settlement of a class action data breach lawsuit against Iowa Health System - which does business as UnityPoint Health - contains an extraordinary provision that could prove quite costly.
Unlike settlements in most other data breach class action lawsuits, this one does not contain a "global cap" on the total amount of claims to be paid to victims.
By comparison, a 2019 settlement in a lawsuit against Banner Health in the wake of a 2016 health and financial information breach affecting 2.9 million individuals capped reimbursement of victims' expenses at $6 million.
David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, contributes this article, where he discusses the preliminary settlement of a class action data breach lawsuit against Iowa Health System (a.k.a UnityPoint Health).
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