Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2019, 9:31 PMUpdated: March 6, 2019, 11:27 PM

Senate Report Highlights Equifax ‘Neglect’ Before Data Breach (1)

Sara Merken
Sara Merken

Equifax Inc.’s years-long failure to prioritize cybersecurity left the company vulnerable to a data breach that exposed more than 145 million Americans’ personal information, a Senate subcommittee said in a bipartisan staff report.

The report comes amid a series of high-profile data breaches involving Equifax and other companies that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will probe in a March 7 hearing. Equifax CEO Mark Begor is scheduled to testify.

Congress should enact legislation to establish “a national uniform standard requiring private entities that collect and store PII to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ...

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