Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Liberty University
  • Street Address: 1971 University Blvd
  • City: Lynchburg
  • State, or Country if outside the US: VA
  • Zip Code: 24515

Submitted By

  • Name: Heather Shumaker
  • Title: Member
  • Firm name (if different than entity): McDonald Hopkins PLC
  • Telephone Number: 248.402.4066
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Attorney

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 5434
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 12
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 02/2020 and 10/2020
  • Date Breach Discovered: 03/29/2024
  • Description of the Breach:
    • Other
    • If other, please specify: Third-party Vendor Incident
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 04/29/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Liberty_University_-_SSN_Letter_Final_[redacted]_33520162v1.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, Experian, and ExperianIdentityWorks provides three bureau credit monitoring, identify theft restoration services and identity theft insurance.