Deloitte sued over pandemic unemployment website data breaches

Deloitte Consulting LLP was hit with two suits by people who claim their personal information was exposed on state websites the firm built to administer supplemental coronavirus unemployment benefits.

A group of Ohio residents sued Deloitte late Thursday, May 21, in Manhattan federal court, after officials in that state, Illinois and Colorado disclosed that personal information from benefit applicants, including home addresses and Social Security numbers, was exposed to other users of the system. Another group of Ohioans sued Deloitte in state court in Cleveland. Both suits are proposed class actions.