Lawsuit Filed for 26.5 Mil Vets in Data Privacy Snafu

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 26.5 million vets whose personal records were lost by Veterans Affairs due to employee negligence, reports the AP.

The litigator is Paul Hackett, a Cincinnati attorney and Marine reservist who served in Iraq. He narrowly lost a grass-roots fostered bid for Congress last year.

Damages are asked of the VA of $1000+ per veteran.

Previously: Veterans Affairs tag.