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Equifax responds to Randolph librarian’s lawsuit

Equifax, the credit reporting agency that recently compromised millions of Americans’ personal information in a massive security breach, has issued a response to Jessamyn West, the Randolph librarian and activist who is suing the company to protest its compensation to affected consumers. (Read more about her lawsuit here.)

In its response, the company says it “denies each and every allegation” brought forth by West and “further denies that plaintiff is entitled to any of the relief set forth in her prayer for relief,” among other denials.

So what happens next? Per a tweet from West:

Jessamyn West, of Randolph, checks her mail in Randolph, Vt., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and finds a return receipt for a small claims court summons she sent to an Equifax representative in Barre, Vt. West is taking Equifax to court after her personal information was stolen in a security breach. “I’m really surprised more people haven’t done this; it’s super-easy,” said West. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Randolph librarian, privacy activist sues Equifax

A follow-up to our earlier post: Jessamyn West filed suit against Equifax in Orange County Superior Court after learning that her personal data likely was accessed in a massive hack that the company reported earlier this month.

Jessamyn West, of Randolph, checks her mail in Randolph, Vt., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and finds a return receipt for a small claims court summons she sent to an Equifax representative in Barre, Vt. West is taking Equifax to court after her personal information was stolen in a security breach. “I’m really surprised more people haven’t done this; it’s super-easy,” said West. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Upper Valley librarian takes Equifax to court — specifically, small claims court in tiny Chelsea, Vt.

Jessamyn West is writing about her lawsuit as it proceeds at Medium. Link here.