(Now other) Advocates press federal regulators to investigate Experian data breach

Priya Anand reports:

Consumer and data privacy advocates are asking federal regulators to investigate the breach at credit bureau Experian, which compromised the personal information of millions of T-Mobile customers.

“We believe that it is incumbent on the regulatory agencies to fully investigate this breach, including whether other Experian databases have been breached,” they wrote in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency. “A data security breach that affected Experian’s credit report files would be a terrifying and unmitigated disaster.”

Read more on MarketWatch.

Well, maybe now the FTC will do something. It’s nice to see others urging an investigation. I wish they had spoken up back in 2012 when I first disclosed Experian’s repeated breaches involving their credit report database, but better late than never.


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