Google is filing a lawsuit against an unidentified company that claims it caused a data breach last year.
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland is part of a broader lawsuit Google filed in Massachusetts in September against two of its former data protection officials and an unnamed company for allegedly violating its Data Breach Notification Agreement.
The company, called Google Data Breach Response, claims the unnamed company breached its contract with Google in 2015.
The company says Google violated a number of other provisions of the contract.
Google says that the breach “could have impacted millions of people and led to millions of dollars in damages and substantial losses to the company and its customers.”
The company also alleges that the unnamed person failed to follow company policy and to take steps to prevent the breach.
Google says the unnamed individual breached the agreement by failing to ensure that its employees were adequately trained on how to prevent data breaches, including how to notify companies of a data loss and how to report data breaches to law enforcement.
The complaint also alleges the unnamed entity was not sufficiently transparent about the breach, as well as the breach’s impact on the company.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Google’s data breach response statement says that it “does not and has not knowingly or intentionally provided false or misleading information in connection with this matter.”
The statement goes on to say that Google is asking for damages to be determined by a jury.
The data breach lawsuit was filed on behalf of Google by David J. Smith, the executive vice president of data privacy and security, and Matthew C. Schulz, the vice president and general counsel of Google’s legal division.
It accuses the unnamed party of violating the Data Breach and Breach Notification Agreements in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the Massachusetts Data Practices Act.
The Data Breach notification agreement, signed by Google executives in April 2015, required that the company disclose data breaches and provide notification of any changes to its practices.
Google has long been a proponent of data security.
In a blog post last month, the company noted that data breaches are a major problem for many organizations, and that its efforts to better protect its users is one of its main areas of focus.
Google has pledged to spend $4 billion to improve data security and protect against data breaches in the next two years.