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Equifax Exposed Two Massive Systemic Risks

Flaws In The Data Economy Will Make Future Breaches Even More Frequent And Damaging

December 19, 2017

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In September 2017, Equifax announced a breach of sensitive personal information of 143 million US consumers, as well as consumers in the UK and Canada. The scale and scope of the breach foretell far-ranging fallout, from undermining global identity verification services to widespread fraud and economic stumbling blocks. In this report, we examine the two systemic issues that led to this disaster, provide S&R leaders with practical lessons to prevent a similar breach, examine fundamental changes in conducting business, and frame legal obligations to end these risks.

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Table of Contents

  • The Equifax Breach Exposed Two Huge Systemic Risks
  • Breach Impacts Will Send Shockwaves Through The Data Ecosystem
  • Buffer Your Company And Customers From Future Breach Effects
  • What It Means

  • Today's Business And Legal Climate Can't Protect Personal Data
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