Seagate Technology Data Breach Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

You are included in the Settlement Class if you are a member of one of the following classes:

Employee Class: All persons who are or were employees of Seagate or its affiliates (collectively “Seagate”) and whose W-2 information was involved in the Data Incident; and

Third Party Class: All individuals who were Qualifying Spouses or Qualifying Adult Dependents of a Settlement Employee Class Member.

Estimated Amount


This settlement provides coverage for identity theft via Experian and direct economic losses of up to $3,500

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Everett Castillo v. Seagate Technology LLC,/em>
Case No. 3:16-cv-01958-RS

District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

Plaintiffs in this matter claim that on or about March 1, 2016, Seagate disclosed that it was the victim of a phishing attack resulting in the disclosure of 2015 Form W-2 data (“W-2 Data”) concerning individuals who had worked for Seagate and certain corporate affiliates (“Employees”) during the 2015 calendar year (the “Data Incident”).

Following the Data Incident, Plaintiffs allege that certain Employees were informed that unknown individuals had filed fraudulent tax returns in their names with the Internal Revenue Service, and state taxing authorities. Plaintiffs also allege that certain of those Employees learned that the fraudulent tax returns were jointly filed, on behalf of themselves and their spouses, and included their spouses’ Social Security Number.

Seagate notified current and former Employees of the Data Breach and offered two years of free credit protection through Experian ProtectMyID® (“Original Experian Plan”).

Plaintiffs claim that Seagate did not adequately protect their personal information, and that they were injured as a result of the Data Incident. Seagate denies any wrongdoing, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing or that any law has been violated.

Settlement Pool



06/30/2018 – Deadline to ask for identity theft monitoring

12/31/2018 – Deadline to request reimbursement


Castillo v. Seagate Settlement

c/o Dahl Administration

P.O. Box 3616

Minneapolis, MN 55403-0616