Century Aluminum Company Data Breach Investigation

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


Century Aluminum Company is an international primary aluminum producer. Since its founding in 1995, Century Aluminum Company has expanded its operations through several mergers and acquisitions, growing its production and distribution capacity. Today, Century Aluminum Company has the capacity to produce more than 1,000,000 tonnes of aluminum per year. Products offered by Century Aluminum Company include ingot, primary foundry alloy, billet, slab, and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Century Aluminum Company operates aluminum mining and production facilities in Kentucky, South Carolina, and Iceland. Additionally, Century Aluminum Company runs a carbon anode facility in the Netherlands.


Recently, Century Aluminum Company 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, Century Aluminum Company determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between January 28 and February 16, 2022. On November 17, 2022, Century Aluminum Company began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of information has not been disclosed by Century Aluminum Company. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial information
  • Medical information
  • Taxpayer information
  • Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS

If you received a breach notification letter from Century Aluminum Company:

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 Century Aluminum Company 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 any free credit monitoring service provided by Century Aluminum Company;
  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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