Equifax breach troubles mimic earlier controversy 

Equifax’s controversial handling of a massive data breach is starkly similar to the aftermath of a much earlier incident involving another Georgia based company.

The other company, then known as ChoicePoint, was once part of Atlanta-based Equifax.

Channel 2 Consumer Advisor Clark Howard has the steps you need to take now to keep your identity from being stolen.

The parallels raise questions about disconnects between businesses that are breached and consumers harmed by exposure of their sensitive personal information. 

In both cases, Congress is talking tough. 

Find out more on the surprising similarities, in my latest Unofficial Business column on


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