Representative Wallace sponsors bill to protect information amidst Equifax hack

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Following a massive data breach from Equifax that could impact nearly half of all Americans, Illinois Representative Litesa Wallace is trying to help families protect their information.

Wallace is sponsoring House Bill 4095 that aims to prevent reporting agencies from charging fees if we try to freeze our credit reports. Wallace says the massive breach is forcing many people to protect their identities and information. This is a way to take the necessary steps in the wake of the hack. Attorney General Lisa Midigna says more than 5 million people in Illinois may have been affected.