Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, the chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, which has oversight of the Federal Trade Commission, wrote a letter to FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen requesting the agency "provide a strategy for mitigating potential impacts on small businesses [affected] by the Equifax data breach." Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, meanwhile, said the state is suing Equifax, noting, "In all of our years investigating data breaches, this may be the most brazen failure to protect consumer data we have ever seen," The Hill reports. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tweeted that Equifax "has now made it explicitly clear — no one will waive their right to join a class action." Thirty-six U.S. senators called on the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the sale of nearly $2 million in shares by company executives shortly after Equifax discovered the breach, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said it will make its investigation of the company a priority.
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