Emerson College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Emerson College regarding its recent data breach. The Emerson College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undisclosed number of individuals.


Emerson College is a private, liberal arts college known for its degrees and professional training programs in the arts and communication. Founded in 1880, Emerson College began as an oratory school, emphasizing public speaking and communications training. Since then, Emerson College has added 25 majors and more than 30 minors, pioneering the way in the liberal arts by becoming one of the first schools in the United States to offer degrees in film and broadcasting. With its main campus located along the famous Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College operates satellite campuses in Los Angeles, California, and the Netherlands. Today, Emerson College has an enrollment of over 5,900 students and employs more than 460 faculty members.


On August 16, 2022, Emerson College’s software vendor discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to Emerson College may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Emerson College determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information between August 23, 2021, and May 8, 2022. On September 18, 2022, Emerson College began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Emerson College:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Emerson College 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 Emerson College;
  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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