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Class Action Suit Brought Against TriWest

A class action suite has been brought against TriWest Healthcare Alliance for failing to protect individuals' personal information adequately. In December, hard drives and laptops containing personal information were stolen from TriWest. The personal information of 500,000 military personnel was stolen. It is suspected that the thieves were targeting the personal information, as they left behind computer equipment that was more valuable. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Privacy Act, breach of contract, and negligence.

Lawsuit accuses TriWest Healthcare of negligence, Arizona Republic, January 30, 2002.