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Holding Equifax Accountable

Dear Friend,

This week, former Equifax CEO Richard Smith appeared before the House Financial Services Committee. We serve on the Committee and had the opportunity to ask questions about the recent data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of Arizonans.

View the full statement here.

Arizonans should continue to take precautionary measures and monitor credit reports and financial statements for unusual activity. To help you do this, we recently cosponsored H.R. 3766, the Credit Information Protection Act, which forces any credit reporting agency that suffers a data breach to allow consumers to freeze their credit reports, free of charge. If your information is found to have been compromised, the bill also requires agencies to provide an unlimited number of free credit freezes, ensuring consumers have more tools to protect their financial futures.

This week’s hearing is the first step to addressing the circumstances that led to the Equifax data breach. More must be done to prosecute the perpetrators and hold those accountable who were negligent with our data. Allegations of insider trading and criminal negligence at Equifax are concerning. We sent a letter demanding additional hearings in the House Financial Services Committee on these matters. We’ll continue working to hold Equifax accountable and protect Arizonans from cyberattacks.

We are honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Arizona families like yours. We always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues that are important to you. If there is an issue that concerns you, please let us know by clicking this link or by calling our Phoenix office: 602-956-2285. Be sure to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and let us know how we can be of service.

Sincerely,

Kyrsten

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