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Equifax's huge breach tests Trump pledge to dismantle rules

Despite demands for stiffer rules, tougher oversight would require Trump administration's support

Issues lawmakers are scrutinising include how the breach happened, why Equifax waited more than a month to disclose a hack that it says it first detected on July 29 and what prompted three senior managers to sell shares in the company in early August.


THE massive Equifax Inc data breach has triggered demands on Capitol Hill for stiffer rules and new requirements for what financial companies must do to fend off cyberattacks.

Yet, tougher oversight would all but certainly require support from the Trump administration

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