Results for - Equifax Data Breach Costed Them $700 Million Dollars - You Can Get Your Share!

2,997 voters participated in this survey

In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. The company has agreed to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and territories.Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay up to $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million people. It will be the largest settlement ever paid for a data breach. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that Equifax will pay at least $300 million and as much as $425 million to compensate affected people with credit monitoring services. That money will go into a fund that will also reimburse people who purchased credit- or identity-monitoring services because of the 2017 data breach. The amount of the settlement could change depending on the number of claims still to be filed by consumers. The deal also requires more changes to how Equifax handles private user data. For example, the company will have to adjust its information security protocols, including annual assessments of security risks and receiving the board's certification attesting that the company has complied with the FTC's order.

1. Are you aware about the Equifax Data Breach that happened in 2017?

Yes
59%
1,770 votes
No
41%
1,230 votes

2. A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Do you think that Equifax have used its resources to stop the 2017 data breach?

Yes
21%
621 votes
No
24%
721 votes
Undecided
55%
1,658 votes

3. Was your credit information leaked by Equifax in its 2017 data breach?

Yes
14%
413 votes
No
32%
962 votes
Undecided
34%
1,014 votes
Not Applicable
20%
611 votes

4. if you already have credit monitoring, you can choose to receive $125. For those who had to spend time and money as a result of the breach, Equifax can provide larger sums, up to $20,000. Do you think this is a fair settlement?

Yes
56%
1,670 votes
No
44%
1,330 votes
07/28/2019 Business 2997 38 By: Tellwut

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