Equifax, one of the country's main credit reporting companies, revealed last week that a data breach exposed up to 143 million Americans' social security numbers and other personal information. Lawmakers are now calling for stricter rules protecting consumer data and for a probe of Equifax, three of whose managers reportedly sold company stock in July. We'll discuss the scope and impact of the breach and what consumers should do to protect themselves.
Major Equifax Data Breach Prompts Demands for Investigation, Tighter Consumer Protection Rules
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Craig Timberg, national technology reporter, Washington Post