Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Other Commercial
  • Entity Name: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
  • Street Address: 2200 Woodland Point Ave
  • City: Herndon
  • State, or Country if outside the US: Virginia
  • Zip Code: 20171

Submitted By

  • Name: Elliot R. Golding
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Telephone Number: 1-202-457-6407
  • Email Address: Elliot.golding@squirepb.com
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Outside counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 90,184
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 131
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 08/01/2019
  • Date Breach Discovered: 05/24/2021
  • Description of the Breach:
    • Other
    • If other, please specify: VWGoA believes the data was obtained when the vendor left electronic data unsecured at some point between August 2019 and May 2021, when VWGoA identified the source of the incident.
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Driver's License Number or Non-Driver Identification Card Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumber notification: 06/11/2021
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Audi Notification Letter Template.pdfAudi Contact Info Letter Template.pdf2021.06.10 ME VWGoA Notice Letter.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications: None
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: Twenty-four months of triple bureau credit monitoring services, $1 million of insurance, and assistance in event of identity theft through IDX.