LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(Big Sandy, Mont.)–After Equifax announced that 143 million of its customers had their personal information compromised, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding that the company’s CEO appear before his Senate Banking Committee.
In a letter to the consumer credit reporting agency’s CEO Richard Smith, Tester said he has grave concerns that millions of Americans had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver’s licenses, and birthdates put in jeopardy after a massive data breach at the company.
“I respectfully request that you voluntarily brief or testify before the entire Senate Banking Committee, on which I serve, so we can question you about these new developments of compromised information, how you plan on compensating harmed customers, and how you plan on securing individuals' personal data in the future,” Tester wrote.
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