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The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a report Monday that concluded the 2017 Equifax Inc. data breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million consumers was entirely preventable.

Data privacy and cybersecurity attorneys interviewed Tuesday generally agreed with that assessment, however, at least one prominent data privacy and security lawyer said that she believed the report was unfair to the company, because the government has done little to help protect U.S. companies and organizations from bad actors.

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Dan Clark

Dan covers cyber security, legal operations and intellectual property for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @Danclarkalm.

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