Pacific Union College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Pacific Union College, regarding its recent data breach. The Pacific Union College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 3,700 individuals.


Pacific Union College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college in the Napa Valley area of Northern California. Founded in 1882, Pacific Union College was established as a Seventh-day Adventist college, prioritizing Christian values, liberal arts education, and service. Today, Pacific Union College offers over 70 degrees and programs, including biology, business administration, education, and history. Additionally, Pacific Union College participates in the NAIA athletic organization, competing in eight sports such as basketball, cross country, and volleyball. With its main campus located in Angwin, California, Pacific Union College is considered a small school with approximately 1,600 students.


Recently, Pacific Union College discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Pacific Union College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between July 6, 2021, and February 25, 2022. On November 14, 2022, Pacific Union College began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information impacted includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Pacific Union 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

If you were impacted by the Pacific Union 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 Pacific Union 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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