Attorney General Lisa Madigan is calling on Congress to take steps to protect customers from identity theft and data breaches. She says the massive Target breach was a tipping point, but it’s not the first time consumers have been hit so hard.
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Madigan expressed the urgent need for reform at a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., this morning. She’s asking that they require companies to adopt reasonable data security practices, delete consumer data as soon as it is no longer needed, and notify consumers in a timely manner when a data breach occurs.