AG Madigan To Testify On Data Breaches

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Attorney General told members of Congress that federal lawmakers need to take steps to better protect people's personal information.

Lisa Madigan testified in Washington on Wednesday, speaking before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.

She says the country is facing an "an epidemic of data breaches," which she says have caused billions of dollars in damage to the economy.

Madigan says her office's ID theft unit has received more than 40,000 requests for help since it was founded in 2006.

The unit has helped Illinois consumers reverse more than $26 million in fraudulent charges.

She also says Congress should create federal standards regarding data breaches and authorize a federal agency to investigate large, sophisticated ID theft cases.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243695851 -
Gray Television, Inc.