D’Youville University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating D’Youville University regarding its recent data breach. The D’Youville University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


D’Youville University is a private educational institution providing undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral degrees in business, healthcare, and liberal arts studies. Additionally, D’Youville University has over 35 clubs and organizations, 15 athletic sports teams, and 5 recreational and wellness centers. Founded in 1908, D’Youville University offers more than 50 majors and enrolls 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Buffalo, New York, D’Youville University conducts in-person classes throughout its 15 campus buildings and offers online classes globally.


On February 8, 2023, D’Youville University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, D’Youville University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information on February 8, 2023. On June 7, 2023, D’Youville University began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from D'Youville University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the D’Youville University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by D’Youville University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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