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Anthem facing St. Louis County lawsuit over data breach

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Insurance company Anthem is facing a St. Louis County lawsuit over its recent data breach.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that a group of lawyers filed the suit in St. Louis County circuit court last week.  It alleges Anthem and its affiliated insurance companies in Missouri failed to provide safeguards to protect customer data.

The stolen data included names, birthdays, social security numbers and employment information.

The petition requests that the court certify the case as a class-action suit.