American National Standards Institute Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating American National Standards Institute regarding its recent data breach. The ANSI data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging an over 1,200 individuals.


ANSI is a non-profit organization focusing on the oversite and management of consensus standards within the United States. Founded in 1918, ANSI works closely with other organizations and U.S. stakeholders to ensure that international guidelines are met. A wide range of representatives from different companies, organizations, and agencies, create American National Standards (ANS), which exist to regulate and universalize the fields of trade and innovation.2 Accordingly, ANSI is the organization that makes sure these agreed upon guidelines are followed. Headquartered in Washington DC, ANSI employs more than 200 individuals.


On August 14, 2023, ANSI discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, ANSI determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through employee email accounts between December 4, 2020, and November 19, 2021. On September 22, 2023, ANSI began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Date of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information

If you received a breach notification letter from American National Standards Institute:

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 ANSI 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 free credit monitoring service provided by American National Standards Institute;
  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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