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Luetkemeyer Introduces the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act

On the anniversary of Equifax’s reveal of a massive consumer data breach, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, introduced the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act. Chairman Luetkemeyer released the following statement:

“One year ago today we learned that 145.5 million people had their data exposed by a breach at Equifax, an astounding violation of consumer trust. Data security is a challenging and constantly evolving issue, but consumers across the nation need a robust federal data security standard. I have been working with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to affirm national data security and notification standards apply to all financial institutions,” said Chairman Luetkemeyer. “My bill, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act, enhances the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, ensuring customers of financial firms are protected and informed in the event of a breach. The American people deserve better data security standards, and my bill will give financial institution customers the peace of mind they need.”