Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Anthem Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Anthem
Penalty: 
$8,690,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
September 30, 2020
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced an $8.69 million settlement against Anthem, Inc., resolving allegations that the health insurance provider violated consumer protection and privacy laws arising from a 2014 data breach. California's settlement, reached in parallel with a related multistate settlement (see separate entry), includes injunctive terms that require Anthem to make changes to its information security program and remedy the vulnerabilities that permitted the data breach.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.