PenFed Federal Credit Union Data Tracking Investigation

Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of PenFed Federal Credit Union members and potential consumers relating to improper data collection and recording of sensitive and personal financial-related information. The compromised information may include users’ private personal and financial information, such as names, zip codes, email, phone numbers, income, housing information, property value, credit score, IP address, etc.

You may be entitled to compensation if you sought financial services quotes with PenFed Federal Credit Union. Protect your rights and find out if you qualify by speaking with a Girard Sharp data privacy attorney free by filling out and submitting our contact form. 

Pentagon Federal Credit Union’s Uses Jornaya Software to Track Users on It’s Website

A class action lawsuit against Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), Verisk Analytics, and Lead Intelligence, Inc. on June 16, 2023, allege violations of CIPA with potential damages exceeding $5 million for affected users. The core accusation is that PenFed utilized Jornaya software, owned by Verisk after its acquisition of Lead Intelligence, records data in real-time containing private consumer data on its financial services website. This data, which includes personal details such as names, contact information, income, credit scores, and IP addresses, was allegedly made available to Verisk and Lead Intelligence without obtaining consumer consent. If you visited PenFed’s websites, your personal information may be at risk of being tracked and shared with external parties with out your consent.

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Girard Sharp has earned national Tier 1 rankings for Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation and has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list each year since 2013, and was named a “2023 Plaintiff Leader” by the Global Data Review in recognition of our work in cases regarding private enforcement of data rights. Read about some of our results. 

Our firm is a nationally recognized leader in class action litigation and arbitration of claims brought by consumers alleging privacy invasions, manufacturing defects, and false advertising. We are committed to advancing and protecting the rights of every citizen to control their own personal information and be free of hidden or undisclosed tracking. 

In previous cases, we have successfully applied privacy laws on behalf of our clients to lead litigation that held websites and other companies accountable for alleged privacy violations. For example, in the Lenovo spyware litigation, Girard Sharp and its co-lead counsel negotiated a favorable settlement after the court certified a nationwide class of computer purchasers whose online activities were surreptitiously monitored by pre-installed software that degraded the computers’ performance, operating continuously in the background as it analyzed browsing activity and injected ads into visited webpages. 

As lead counsel in the OPM data breach litigation, we obtained a reversal of the dismissal of claims brought on behalf of 22 million federal employees and job applicants whose highly personal facts were hacked and stolen. We then negotiated a settlement that, pending court approval, will provide for minimum $700 payments to class members with compensable loss. Similarly, in Corona v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, we represented Sony employees in the wake of a cyberattack attributed to North Korea as retaliation for the parody film The Interview. Girard Sharp and its co-lead counsel secured a settlement that fully reimbursed class members’ actual losses and provided extended credit monitoring—a structure adopted in many subsequent data breach settlements. 

We also represented non-Yahoo subscribers whose emails with Yahoo email subscribers were illegally intercepted and scanned by Yahoo. As a result of our litigation efforts, Yahoo restructured its email delivery architecture so that incoming and outgoing email traffic is no longer intercepted while in transit—bringing its scanning practices into compliance with federal law—and fairly disclosed its email scanning practices. The Honorable Lucy H. Koh noted that “Class Counsel achieved these benefits” after prosecuting the case for the affected individuals “in an effective and cost-efficient manner.” 2016 WL 4474612 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016). 

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