My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
I worked for this company from March 2007 thru September 2007. I received a letter in the mail today, dated April 30, 2008, welcoming me to my 401k plan. I never signed up for this 401k plan, nor did I authorize the release of my personal data (SSN, DOB, name, address, etc) to this 3rd party company. When I called the 401k company and advised them the account was opened without my authorization, they told me I would need to contact my former employer to have them close the account. The 401k company refused to close the account for me. I do not want to have any contact with my former employer, and don't feel I should have to. There is a $0 balance in the account. 1) What action can I take against my former employer for releasing my personal data to a 3rd party without my authorization? 2) How can I get this account closed without having to deal with my former employer?
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