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Bank of America Hit With California Consumer Privacy Act Lawsuit

April 7, 2021, 4:17 PM

Bank of America N.A. is accused in a federal lawsuit of violating the California Consumer Privacy Act by failing to safeguard a customer’s personal information from unauthorized access.

The bank allegedly didn’t employ the same security standards for prepaid debit cards used in unemployment assistance as it did with others, leaving jobless Californians susceptible to fraudulent charges, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

San Diego County resident Deaniesha Lawrence became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and received unemployment benefits through California’s Employment Development Department, according to the complaint.

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