Equifax to pay tup to $700M following AG investigation

Equifax to pay tup to $700M following AG investigation

Equifax must provide up to $425M in restitution for consumers, improve security practices

OLYMPIA, WA (STL.News) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with 49 other attorneys general, yesterday announced that credit-reporting agency Equifax will pay more than half a billion dollars because of a 2017 data breach affecting nearly 150 million individuals nationwide.  This is the largest data breach enforcement action in U.S. history.

“Equifax handles Washingtonians’ personal data, and we expect them to keep that information safe,” said Ferguson. 

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