Southern Environmental Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southern Environmental Inc., a subsidiary of SEI-Group Holdings, LLC, regarding its recent data breach. The Southern Environmental data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,000 current and former employees.


Southern Environmental is an air pollution control company headquartered in Pensacola, Florida. Founded in 1973, Southern Environmental specializes in the efficiency control of acid gases and toxic materials, fabric filters, and reagent injection systems. Operating domestically and internationally, Southern Environmental serves the power generation, pulp and paper, cement, iron and steel, mining, petro-chemical, non-ferrous metal, and fiberglass industries.


On April 16, 2022, Southern Environmental discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its system may have been accessed. Through an investigation, Southern Environmental determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive employment information between March 24, 2022, and April 16, 2022. On July 8, 2022, Southern Environmental began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account information

If you are a current or former employee of Southern Environmental Inc.:

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 Southern Environmental 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 Southern Environmental Inc.;
  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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