All of us can agree that we live in the age technology. Our devices are our slaves. All of our data, including personal information, is stored on our devices and can be shared online via different platforms. Many of us feel confident about the information shared online.
But every once in awhile, reality hits us like a cold shock. The Minted Settlement topic was one such example that broke the illusions of online safety for Canadians and Americans. Let’s find out more about it in this article.
Minted Inc. is an online marketplace that sells mainly stationery and art products. It isn’t just limited to selling stationery products; Minted Inc also sells home goods.
Minted Inc was subject to a data breach on May 6, 2021. This meant that personal information of Minted account holders had been compromised. This breach exposed customer names, email addresses, passwords and telephone numbers as well as their date of birth. The Minted Settlementcase was then initiated.
The breach was notified to its users by the corporation on 28 May 2021. Many users complained about the platform’s inability to take the necessary steps to protect their customers, and for failing to inform users about the breach.
Below are some important dates that are relevant to people involved in this case, or who wish to follow the case.
- The deadline to submit a claim for payment or claim is 16 September 2021.
- Individuals can request to be excluded from the Minted Settlement case by notifying the Notice and Claims administrator by 16 September 2021. For those who want to comment or object to the claim, the same deadline applies.
- If you wish to be at the Court’s final hearing concerning the approval of settlements, please show up on the Court’s 2nd December 2021
- There is no deadline for anyone to surrender their rights to the settlement funds. It is important to note that they will lose their right to the money by taking this action.
The Minted Settlement
Sources claim that Minted was against the charges. Court suggested the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and $5 million settlement money as compensation for all Minted users that were affected by this data breach.
Anyone who provided their information, including name and email address, prior to 27 June 2020, can claim the money.
Let’s take this as a lesson and be more cautious about sharing personal information on the internet. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that all information about us can be found online by skilled strangers. It is best to be cautious before sharing any information.
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