After completing a $67 million settlement with Visa in August regarding the high profile data breach Target experienced in late 2013, the company this week announced acceptance of a $39.4 million dollar settlement with MasterCard and issuing banks. Home Depot, who suffered a notable data breach in 2014, also reached a settlement with MasterCard according to court filings. Each retailer has incurred more than one-quarter billion dollars in expenses related to their respective data breaches.
While MasterCard tentatively approved a $19 million settlement back in April regarding the Target data, several issuing banks rejected the offer. In early December the parties reached an agreement that has Target compensating card issuers as much as $20.25 million with another $19.11 million going to MasterCard.