Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Other Government Entity
  • Entity Name: Somerset County
  • Street Address: 20 Grove Street, PO Box 3000
  • City: Somerville
  • State, or Country if outside the US: NJ
  • Zip Code: 08876

Submitted By

  • Name: James Sawyer
  • Title: Director of IT
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: 9082317077
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Director of IT

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 14599
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 5
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 05/19/2022-05/24/2022
  • Date Breach Discovered: 07/15/2022
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • 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 consumer notification: 09/28/2022
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Somerset County - Notice of Data Event - ME.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • 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: 12 months of credit and identity monitoring through TransUnion