Equifax Breach Will Fuel Identity Theft Remediation Debate, ALM’s Cybersecurity Law & Strategy

In an article published in the November 2017 issue of ALM’s Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Angie Matney provides insight to the Equifax Inc. cyber breach that compromised the security of the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers. The article details, “In the wake of suits filed against Equifax by consumers, businesses and governmental units, courts will have to grapple with the question of what remedies are appropriate.” Matney highlights credit-monitoring and other traditional breach remediation measures, emphasizing, “While early detection can be useful, credit monitoring is limited in effect because it does not prevent new-account fraud or address fraud with respect to existing accounts, such as misuse of a stolen credit card number.” You may read the full article in the November 2017 issue of ALM’s Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, here.