by Jeff Sovern
During a recent hearing by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Information Privacy Center and an adjunct at Georgetown, pointed out that we still didn't know who was behind the Equifax breach. He noted that people would have been deeply upset if we hadn't known who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks after the passage of a comparable amount of time (the hacking occurred from May to June of last year and Equifax announced it in September). The two situations are obviously very different, but it is remarkable that we still don't know. I wonder if we ever will.