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Phoenix-based health provider to pay $6M proposed settlement

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 15:50:53-05

PHOENIX - A Phoenix-based health provider has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a computer data breach that may have compromised health and personal data of about 3 million patients, employees, health insurance customers and others.

The Arizona Republic reports that the class action lawsuit against Banner Health stemmed from a 2016 cyberattack that exposed the information.

Officials say the up to $6 million settlement includes insurance coverage up to $1 million for financial losses and two years of free credit monitoring.

Officials say the settlement is subject to court approval. Company officials also agreed to improve their information security systems.