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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


Why Read This Brief

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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