In the wake of the Equifax security breach, CALPIRG Education Fund will build support for policy solutions that better protect consumers’ privacy. Freezes should not only be free, they should be turned on by default, and in the age of online banking, it should be quick and easy for consumers to control when the freeze is on and off. The expected outcome of our project would be that either Equifax and the other reporting agencies adopt our recommendations, or if they don’t, then key policymakers feel the need to respond through legal and/or regulatory action.
California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund
Responding to the Equifax Breach with Secure Solutions for All
Consumer Privacy Rights Fund, 2018
Our project will immediately benefit consumers in the state of California. If we are successful in convincing Equifax to change their practices, our project could have a major impact on consumers nationwide.