In September 2017, Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the state of Georgia was taking a leadership role in the investigation of the issues surrounding the Equifax data breach. To date, Georgia remains at the forefront of this active investigation, which includes a large number of states, and continues multiple initatives to keep citizens informed.
“Our primary responsibility continues to be to protect the consumers of Georgia, millions of whom, through no fault of their own, have had their personal information compromised,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We remain committed to working with our partners to determine exactly what happened and to ensure it doesn’t happen again. There have been many developments during the course of this investigation, and our office will continue to monitor and work to keep Georgia’s consumers up-to-date on relevant information.”
Recently, Equifax announced that they were able “to identify approximately 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and partial driver’s license information were stolen, but who were not in the previously identified affected population discussed in the company’s prior disclosures about the incident.”
Equifax has stated that it will notify these newly identified U.S. consumers directly and will offer identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services at no cost to them. The company also stated that information about registering for these services will be included in the notification from Equifax. Attorney General Carr is urging consumers to continue to pay close attention to this issue and to be proactive in protecting their personal information.
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