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GEICO to face class action over allegations of privacy breach

GEICO is set to confront a nationwide class action lawsuit after allegedly compromising its customers’ privacy through the unauthorized release of their driver’s license numbers that were later used by identity thieves to secure fraudulent unemployment benefits.

US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto delivered the decision to proceed with the lawsuit in Brooklyn earlier this week, Reuters reported, upholding a magistrate judge’s recommendation that the case move forward.

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