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Equifax spurs action on Capitol Hill, but breach legislation faces obstacles

November 03, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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The announcement this week that a key House panel is embarking on a quest to pass consumer data-security legislation suggests the massive Equifax hack could be the cyber event that finally dislodges an issue stuck on Capitol Hill for years.

But a review of the key issues in play quickly reveals how difficult that task remains. Insiders who have long worked on the issue are still expressing skepticism that a bill will reach the president's desk during the 115th Congress....

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