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News Story
9/15/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Don’t expect the furor to die down soon regarding the massive data breach that hit consumer credit rating firm Equifax and potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million customers. At the behest of Republicans serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Equifax CEO Richard Smith was invited (or, better put, formally...
News Story
9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Listen to story:   mp3 (Duration: 21:06 — 19.3MB)   FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The oldest credit reporting company in the US, Equifax announced this month that a massive data breach by hacking has compromised the personal information of about 143 million people, mostly in the US but also in the UK and Canada. The multi-billion...
Video
9/10/2017
Posted by Connor
After Equifax's data breech it has tried to placate the public by offering free credit monitoring, on the condition you waive your right to sue. This may violate California law, says Consumer Watchdog.
News Release
9/8/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
Group Calls for Attorney General to Investigate SANTA MONICA, CA – Giant credit bureau Equifax’s response to a data breach and its offer for free credit monitoring for victims may violate California law, Consumer Watchdog said today. The group called for Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate. California law requires that a...
News Story
9/8/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer watchdogs criticized Atlanta-based Equifax on Friday for its offer of a package of credit and identity theft protection services in the wake of a giant data breach, because of fine print they say could limit consumers’ recourse in the event of dispute. Consumer groups say a clause in the terms of use bind them to arbitration, giving...