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In a Highly Unusual Move, FTC Confirms It Is Investigating Equifax

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday showed it’s investigating Equifax’s handling of a data breach affecting 143m Americans. “The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax data breach,” stated Peter Kaplan, the fee’s appearing director of public affairs. Washington Post reporter tweeted: “To put a finer point on it, this is really, really unusual — the FTC hardly ever says anything about ongoing probes.”

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