Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released conflicting reports on the Equifax data breach, The Washington Post reports. The Republican report outlined the security measures at the center of the breach and called for a study of the Federal Trade Commission’s current regulatory powers and government cooperation with the private sector rather than mandates. Democrats seek new laws to raise financial penalties for data breaches and more powers for the FTC. “The Democrats have always had a more mandate-oriented, regulatory-based view of how to approach this,” former House Investigations Counsel Paul Rosenzweig said. “You’d be hard-pressed to find any Republican who would vote for any security mandate as opposed to a security standard.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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