Simpson University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Simpson University about its recent data breach. The Simpson University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 6,000 students.


Simpson University is a private, Christian university in Redding, California. Originally founded in 1921 as Simpson Bible Institute in Seattle, Washington, Simpson University relocated to San Francisco in 1955 and then to Redding in 1989. Simpson University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in 24 liberal arts and professional studies programs. Simpson University’s annual enrollment is approximately 700 students.


Recently, Simpson University discovered that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of individuals in its system may have been accessed. Simpson University investigated the breach and determined that employee email accounts were accessed between July 29, 2021, and September 12, 2021. On June 9, 2022, Simpson University began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Driver’s license number or state identification number
  • Student ID number
  • Financial account number
  • Debit or credit card number
  • Username or email address with password
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical treatment or diagnosis information
  • Education record

If you are a current or former student of Simpson University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Simpson University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Simpson University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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