Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating the Avient Corporation, regarding its recent data breach. The Avient data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT AVIENT CORPORATION:
Avient is a provider of specialized and sustainable polymer materials, services, and solutions. Among Avient’s products are thermoplastic compounds, thermoplastic resins, vinyl resins, and color and additive solutions. Founded in 2000, Avient, known then as PolyOne Corporation, was formed by the merger between M.A. Hanna Company and The Geon Company. In 2020, PolyOne Corporation rebranded itself as Avient. Headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, Avient employs over 10,000 people. In 2022, Avient’s annual revenue was $4.2 billion.
On or about April 9, 2023, Avient 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, Avient determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. Recently, Avient began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security Number
If you received a breach notification letter from Avient:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Avient 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Avient Corporation;
- 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.