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U.S. PIRG Report: Protecting Consumers One Year After Equifax

Submitted by on September 13, 2018 – 4:36 pm

One year ago, Equifax announced the worst data breach in U.S. history, a breach that compromised the personal information of over 150 million consumers. Even though it has been a year since the breach, Equifax still has not paid any price for putting so many people at risk. Instead, the House Financial Services Committee is marking up a bill today that protects credit reporting agencies like Equifax from liability by preempting stronger state privacy laws. See U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s Equifax Breach: One Year Later report for information on how consumers can best protect themselves. The report also highlights the lack of accountability for this data breach and the need for Congress to take action to prevent breaches like this from happening again.