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Rep. Pallone Statement on Anthem Data Breach

Feb 6, 2015
Press Release

“I am extremely concerned about the increasing frequency and sophistication of these types of attacks and the threat that they pose to the privacy of all Americans.  This may be the largest breach of a health care company to date, and, while I take each and every breach seriously, I am especially concerned by the scope of this breach and the sensitivity of the information accessed.  I am encouraged by the steps Anthem has taken thus far, but we need to understand what happened here so that we can better protect consumers’ information in the future.  I urge Chairman Upton to take swift, bipartisan action to ensure that the strongest data security measures are in place to protect consumers.  I appreciate Anthem’s commitment to brief the Committee promptly, but I believe a hearing on cybercrimes is warranted, especially in the wake of this most recent attack.”