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Letter from consumer groups to Experian & T-Mobile Re Data Breach

Following news that a credit-check subsidiary of the credit bureau Experian had been breached and that detailed information -- including Social Security Numbers and birth dates -- of 15 million T-Mobile customers and applicants had been included in the files breached, we issued a statement and also joined several leading groups in a letter to the two firms. In the letter, we asked the firms to give victims free credit freezes, instead of the offered credit monitoring, since only a credit freeze stops new account identity theft.

Big Data and Fintech Resource: Powerpoint by Jeff Chester

This is the powerpoint used by Jeff Chester of Center for Digital Democracy at a 6 Dec 2016 event on Big Data and Fintech.

Resource | Financial Reform

Letter to CFPB & FTC on Experian/T-Mobile Data Breach

Following a breach of a subsidiary of the nationwide credit bureau Experian affecting 15 million customers and applicants of T-Mobile, a number of state PIRGs have joined other leading privacy and consumer groups in a request for investigations by the CFPB and FTC.

Resource | Higher Ed

Coalition Letter To Congress Defending Gainful Employment, Student Loan, Other Protections

Today,50 organizations that advocate for students, veterans, consumers, civil rights, and more to send a letterto Congress conveying strong support for the continued implementation and enforcement of important Education Department accountability provisions designed to protect students and taxpayers from unmanageable student debt and waste, fraud, and abuse in higher education. The signers include many organizations that oppose any effort to delay, roll back, or repeal the Department of Education's gainful employment rule, 'borrower defense' and college accountability rules, or the ban on incentive compensation for encouraging enrollment in for-profit schools.

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