Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
  • Street Address: 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
  • City: Atlanta
  • State, or Country if outside the US: United States
  • Zip Code: 30326

Submitted By

  • Name: David McMillan
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Telephone Number: 7186148371
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Outside Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 11980
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 2
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 03/05/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 06/12/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • 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: 07/12/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: ACEN - Regulatory Notification Letter - 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, IDX, credit monitoring and protection services