The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland regarding its recent data breach. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 9,800 individuals.


The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland represents the Catholic community in eight counties of northeast Ohio.2 Founded in 1847, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is home to over 613,000 Catholics and is the twenty-third largest diocese in the United States.2 Additionally, the Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland is one of the largest diocesan systems of social services in the world.2 Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland includes 185 parishes, 108 Catholic schools, one pastoral center and one mission office.2


On January 12, 2024, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee’s email account between December 14, 2023, and January 12, 2024. On April 17, 2024, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland:

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 Catholic Diocese of Cleveland 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 that may be provided by The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland;
  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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