In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, a top Republican congressman wants credit reporting companies to stop using Social Security numbers to verify Americans’ identities. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) introduced legislation Thursday that would crack down on credit reporting companies....

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    Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is slated to take the hot seat on Wednesday at a hearing on the massive data breaches at her former company and at credit reporting firm Equifax ... on online sex trafficking. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 ...
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  • U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe
    Also on Friday, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on Social Security urged Social Security Administration to consider nullifying its contract with Equifax ... or credit card providers. The CFPB supervises credit reporting firms ...
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  • U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe
    Lawmakers, regulators and consumers have complained that Equifax's response to the breach, which exposed sensitive data like Social Security numbers of up ... to ensure closer federal oversight of credit reporting agencies. Warren also wrote letters ...
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  • Warren introduces Equifax bill; launches industry probe
    Warren said the proposal would stop ... Equifax’s own free offer of credit monitoring services to victims of Equifax’s own data breach is unfair,” Jepsen said. Also on Friday, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on Social ...
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  • Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe
    Warren, the top Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee for Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, said the proposed bill would stop ... credit reporting firms' compliance with consumer protection laws and earlier this year fined Equifax and ...
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    NY AG Proposes Stricter Data Security Laws Citing Equifax Breach Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing comprehensive legislation to tighten state data ...
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    The Equifax offices in Atlanta. In recent years, the company has released dozens of new products each year and greatly increased its revenue. Credit Kevin ...
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  • Equifax Hack Drives GOP Bill to Overhaul Credit Bureaus
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