California Northstate University Data Breach Investigation

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


California Northstate University is a private university specializing on healthcare education. Established in 2008 after the successful launch of its College of Pharmacy, California Northstate University was developed in response to studies highlighting the need for more primary care physicians in California. Today, California Northstate University consists of seven colleges and offers 15 professional and undergraduate programs. With a primary campus in Elk Grove, California, California Northstate University employs over 200 individuals and has over 1,500 graduates1.


Recently, California Northstate University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, California Northstate University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information between February 12, 2023, and February 13, 2023. On December 21, 2023, California Northstate University began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you have received a breach notification letter from California Northstate 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

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

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by California Northstate 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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