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Kentucky to get $80,000 in settlement with insurance company

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Photo provided

Kentucky’s General Fund will receive more than $80,000 from a settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the news Wednesday. The settlement concerns a data breach from October 2012.

The data breach of Nationwide and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co., resulted in the loss of personal information to 1.27 million customers.

Beshear said the settlement requires Nationwide to continually update its security practices and software.

A total of 720 Kentuckians were affected by the data breach, and a private consumer protection class-action lawsuit is pending.

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