Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Savannah College of Art and Design regarding its recent data breach. The Savannah College of Art and Design data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 16,000 individuals.
ABOUT SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN:
Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit art school offering more than 100 baccalaureate and masters degree programs in art and design. Founded in 1978, Savannah College of Art and Design began offering classes with four staff members, seven faculty members, and 71 students. Today, Savannah College of Art and Design has enrollment of over 15,000 and boasts students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. At its campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Lacoste, France, Savannah College of Art and Design employs over 700 faculty and 1,100 administrative staff and has an endowment of $185 million.
On August 22, 2022, Savannah College of Art and Design discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems was accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Savannah College of Art and Design determined that an unauthorized actor accessed its system and acquired copies of certain files on August 22, 2022. Recently, Savannah College of Art and Design began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
If you received a breach notification letter from Savannah College of Art and Design:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Savannah College of Art and Design data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Savannah College of Art and Design;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.