My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: FL
I wasn't sure which forum topic would be the best for this since none of them involve Identity Theft.
As you may or may not be aware, a University in Florida had an insecure system that contained ~200,000 Student's personal information of both students and eligible students. This includes social security numbers, address, DOB, etc. The only information the University has given me is that my information was stolen, they have fixed the problem, and that I should protect myself by: A. Using the free website, annualcreditreport.com and to place a 90 day credit alert with the bureaus.
I've had my information lost in the past, and normally those companies will give you 1+ years of identity theft protection through a 3rd party. However, in this case, they have not mentioned that and could not offer me a satisfiable answer when I called them asking for it.
Overall, in the case of an organization, private or public that allows your information to become lost or stolen, do I have any legal recourse or are there any laws governing the obligations that organizations have to take if they lose or allow to be stolen, someone's personal information?