Jun. 17, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) sent a letter to Attorney General Josh Shapiro Thursday urging him to take legal action to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians, especially minor children, who have had their personally identifiable information released as a result of a data breach at contact tracing company Insight Global.

“Ultimately, these victims of corporate incompetence have received little in the way of a satisfactory remedy to protect their credit, engage in credit monitoring and protection, or find recourse through Insight Global to know exactly what particular individual information has been released as a result of the data breach,” Benninghoff’s letter states in part. “For Pennsylvanians who have been victimized, particularly minors who may have to deal with this issue for the rest of their lives, merely providing basic credit monitoring services, as has been offered by Insight Global, is flat-out unsatisfactory.”

While the letter acknowledges the Office of Attorney General is currently undertaking an investigation of the Insight Global data breach, Benninghoff urged swift action on behalf of victimized Pennsylvanians.

“While I understand your office has been engaged in an investigation relating to this matter, I urge you to take swift legal action to protect these Pennsylvanians—particularly affected minors—who are looking for a better outcome than what has been offered,” Benninghoff wrote.

“Standing up for 72,000 affected Pennsylvanians—including minor children—and seeking appropriate remedies and protection in the face of such significant negligence should be our top priority.”

A full copy of the letter can be found attached here.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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