WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement on today’s announcement from Equifax that the company has identified an additional 2.4 million consumers who were compromised due to last year’s massive data breach.
“This latest announcement from Equifax is deeply concerning, and raises even more questions about the company’s total failure in safeguarding consumers’ information and providing adequate tools for protection post-breach. Following our hearing with the former Equifax CEO, this committee has repeatedly requested documents and information from Equifax as part of our investigation into the data breach that impacted millions of Americans, only to be given partial responses and delay in full disclosure. We now are requesting a briefing with Mandiant, the third-party company responsible for investigating the breach. The American people deserve to know what went wrong, and our investigation will continue in full force until there are answers.”
In September, #SubDCCP announced its investigation of Equifax following the unprecedented data breach that compromised the personal data of millions of Americans. The subcommittee held a hearing to press former Equifax CEO Richard Smith for details about the breach and the company’s response.