equifax

Federal Government Abdicates Responsibility for Investigating Massive Equifax Data Theft

February 12, 2018

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau had initiated an investigation into the data of theft of data of 143 million US citizens, but now the CFPB abandoned the investigation under Trump’s budget director Mulvaney. Bill Black explains the consequences

Senator Warren: Equifax Profits from Data Hack While Consumers Pay the Price

October 4, 2017

Economist Bill Black says he’s skeptical that either Equifax or its former CEO Richard Smith will be held accountable for the breach that affected an estimated 145.5 million people

Economy

September 20, 2017
Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal–which is ‘the gift that keeps on giving,’ says white-collar criminologist Bill Black