Dallas / TX. (lda) Le Duff America Inc., the Dallas-based affiliate of global French bakery-café leader Groupe Le Duff, is providing notice of a recent data privacy event that may have affected certain personal information. The confidentiality, privacy, and security of information is one of Le Duff’s highest priorities and the organization takes this matter seriously.
What Happened? Le Duff became aware of unusual activity involving certain employee email accounts. Le Duff immediately began an investigation with the assistance of third-party computer specialists. The investigation determined that certain employee email accounts were accessed without authorization between August 28, 2019 and September 21, 2019. While the investigation did not determine that personal information had been viewed by an unauthorized actor, Le Duff could not rule out the possibility of such activity. Therefore, Le Duff immediately began a thorough review of the contents of the email accounts to determine whether sensitive information was present in the accounts at the time of the incident. The results of the email account review indicated that personal information was present in an affected email account at the time of the incident. To date, we are unaware of any actual or attempted misuse of any personal information as a result of this incident.
What Information Was Involved? Le Duff determined that the information present in the affected email accounts impacted by this event may include affected individuals’ name, address, Social Security number, financial information, health insurance information, as well as medical history and treatment information.
What We Are Doing. Le Duff is individually notifying those whose information was present in the affected email accounts. As an added precaution, the organization is offering these individuals access to credit monitoring and identity protection services at no cost.
What You Can Do. Le Duff encourages individuals to review the information below related to “Steps Individuals Can Take to Protect Against Identity Theft and Fraud,” which provides detail on how to better protect against possible misuse of information. Affected individuals can find guidance in the letters being sent to them.