On December 3, a federal court in the Central District of California granted plaintiffs' request for preliminary approval of a proposed $22 million settlement of class action claims against a consumer reporting agency related to a data breach that affected 15 million individuals in the United States. The breach involved unauthorized access to individuals' names, addresses, dates of births, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers. The settlement funds will be used to provide two years of credit monitoring services to class members and cash payments for out-of-pocket costs.

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