- A declaratory judgment that the VA’s loss of these records violated and continues to violate both the Privacy and Administrative Procedure Acts.
- A court order that the VA disclose the exact nature of its compromised records system and to individually inform each veteran of every record it maintains on him/her.
- An injunction preventing the VA from altering any data storage system and prohibiting any further use of these data until a court-appointed panel of experts determines how best to implement safeguards to prevent any further breaches.
- A judgment awarding $1,000 to each veteran who can show that he/she has been harmed by the VA’s violation of the Privacy Act.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
VA Security Breach Spawns Class Action
The New York Times reports that five veterans' groups including the Vietnam Veterans of America have filed a class action against Veterans Affair Secretary Nicholson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The veterans' lawsuit seeks the following relief: