On October 17, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing to consider legislative responses in the wake of the hack to a consumer reporting agency that reportedly exposed more than 145 million Americans' unique personal identifying information. On September 15, the Senate introduced the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation Act to give consumers more control over their own credit data, while on October 12, the House of Representatives introduced the PROTECT Act to allow federal banking regulators to conduct regular examinations of credit bureaus' cybersecurity protocols.

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