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EFF – Here’s How Congress Should Respond to the Equifax Breach

“There is very little doubt that Equifax’s negligent security practices were a major contributing factor in the massive breach of 145.5-million Americans’ most sensitive information. In the wake of the breach, EFF has spent a lot of time thinking through how to ensure that such a catastrophic breach doesn’t happen again and, just as importantly, what Congress can do to ensure that victims of massive data breaches are compensated fairly when a company is negligent with their sensitive data. In this post, we offer up some suggestions that will go a long way in accomplishing those goals…” [An excellent analysis of what Congress and industry “should do,” but we are in a period [of indefinite duration] in which the focus of federal action is relentless action on deregulation – the creation, implementation and enforcement of new regulations to protect the majority of Americans is not on the radar.]

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