• Chethan Machaknur

Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach


Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees.


The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees are eligible and authorized to work in the United States.


Every company operating in the United States is required to maintain a Form I-9 file on every employee to ensure that they are legally allowed to work and not subject to more restrictive immigration rules. But Form I-9 files can contain a ton of sensitive information, including government documents like passports, ID cards and driver’s licenses, and other personally identifiable data, making them a target for hackers and identity thieves.

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