Data breach

The Equifax Settlement is Highway Robbery

The Equifax Settlement is Highway Robbery

So, as you may have heard, Equifax (one of the three credit monitoring companies that we never agreed to let collect our data but have made a small fortune aggregating it and gatekeeping it), suffered a massive data breach in 2017. The breach effected 147 million people. The United States has a population of 325 million (248 million of which are adults), so a little bit under half of all people and well over half of the adult population.