Georgia Lawmakers Want Equifax Probe Before Sanctions
Georgia lawmakers want Equifax probe before sanctions
WASHINGTON —The Senate’s top Democrat compared Atlanta-based credit bureau Equifax to the beleaguered company Enron on Thursday and called on Equifax’s board and CEO to step aside if they can’t commit to protecting the 143 million Americans whose personal information was compromised in a whopping data breach.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called for hearings to look into the matter, demanding that Equifax officials agree to testify before his chamber, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He demanded that the company comply with any recommendations arising from the government probes.