Last week, Donald Trump’s new stooge at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Mick Mulvaney – slammed the brakes on the government’s investigation into Equifax.
Think about that. Equifax allowed 145 million Americans’ personal information to get hacked, failed to notify consumers about it as soon as it happened, didn’t help consumers afterwards, and may in fact make a profit off of their own incompetence. All that, and the Trump administration kisses up to Equifax.
The government should be doing a whole lot more – not less – to hold Equifax accountable. This is just another example of the Trump administration getting cozy with giant corporations and letting them off the hook at the expense of hard-working Americans.
We’re not just going to sit here and let Equifax get away with it. If the Trump administration won’t act, then Congress must.
We’re going to keep fighting for my Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to protect your information and hold credit reporting companies accountable when your personal information is stolen in a breach. Click here to sign the petition and show your support.