Friedman joins her Senate colleagues in passing credit protection bill in the wake of Equifax data breach Press Release

BOSTON — On April 26, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) voted with her Senate colleagues to pass a bill designed to protect the personal information of consumers in the case of data breaches, like the one seen at Equifax, and provide free credit freezes for all consumers.

“The Equifax data breach compromised the sensitive personal information of nearly 3 million Massachusetts residents last fall,” said Senator Friedman. “This legislation would fight consumer fraud, ensure transparency, and prevent identity theft by making it more difficult for companies to access and share credit information and making it easier for consumers to freeze or unfreeze their credit accounts.”

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