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Congress Continues to Examine the Equifax Data Breach
Posted October 26, 2017 by CUNA Advocacy

Yesterday afternoon, the House Financial Services Committee held a minority day hearing to continue its discussion on the examination of the Equifax data breach.

During the hearing, discussions were had on ideas to ensure the integrity of consumer reporting and safeguards for consumer data.  The Committee members heard from:

  • Ms. Sara Cable, Director, Data Privacy and Security, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Office of Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Mr. Mike Litt, Consumer Advocate, U.S. PIRG 
  • Ms. Kathleen McGee, Chief, Bureau of Internet and Technology, Division of Economic Justice, Office of the New York State Attorney General
  • Ms. Laura M. Moy, Deputy Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Ms. Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center 

Since Equifax announced the major data breach, CUNA has been diligently working to help ensure credit unions and their 110 million members are informed of what to do and possible legal options credit unions can join.  In addition to multiple letters to Congress, CUNA filed a lawsuit against Equifax and held a member-call with the lawyers that will be representing CUNA and credit unions throughout the country earlier this month.