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House Financial Services passes narrow consumer breach-notice measure

September 13, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell
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The House Financial Services Committee today cleared a data-breach notification bill by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) that would require federal agencies to implement consumer notice rules for financial firms -- a narrow measure that still represents Congress' first direct legislative response to the 2017 Equifax hack.

The committee approved a substitute amendment that Luetkemeyer offered today, on a 32-20 vote.

Luetkemeyer said he would prefer comprehensive legislation covering all industries, which he has drafted with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY),...

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