What Not to Learn From Equifax: Five Big Lessons

October 24, 2017

The Equifax data breach has been unlike any other. Its victims did not voluntarily provide their personal information to the company, nor did they have the ability to opt out. Big banks, credit card companies and other businesses funnel stockpiles of data on consumers’ financial transactions to credit reporting firms to create profiles that determine consumer creditworthiness. So, unless you don’t have a credit card, cellphone or mortgage, you are almost certainly in the databases of the big three credit reporting agencies.

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