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A security breach at the credit-monitoring firm Equifax from May to July of 2017 exposed the personal data of 147 million people – including 2.9 million in Arizona – to hackers.

As many as 3 million Arizonans whose personal data may have been exposed in a 2017 data breach have to decide by Tuesday whether to be part of a settlement with Equifax for that breach. Read more»

Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University, said one way to prevent another cyber data breach like the one that hit Equifax this year would be to give consumers greater control over how and when their data is used,

A Senate committee Wednesday chastised the former head of Equifax for a data breach that exposed financial data of as many as 143 million Americans to hackers – a number that one Arizona expert said could be even higher. Read more»