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Marriott, Equifax Face Senate Grilling on Data Breaches

March 7, 2019, 11:01 AM

CEOs from Marriott International Inc. and Equifax Inc. today will face tough questions from a Senate Homeland Security panel about data breaches that exposed millions of Americans’ sensitive information.

  • Tough Rules Sought: The hearingcomes amid calls for tougher rules to govern how companies handle personal data and respond to data security incidents.

  • Uniform Standard: A Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations staff report ripped Equifax for failing to make cybersecurity a priority and concluded Congress should establish a national uniform standard requiring private entities that collect and store personal information to take steps to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches. Sara Merken ...