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The Equifax data breach that exposed personal information for over 145 million U.S. residents prompted many consumers and technologists to think about how and why organizations like Equifax need to retain sensitive personal data to begin with. The breach prompted similar questions for Perkins Coie partner Joe Cutler, as well as similar questions about personal data collected by banks, employers, insurance agencies and a whole host of other institutions.
Gabrielle Orum Hernández is a reporter with Legaltech News and the Daily Report covering legal technology startups and vendors. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @GMOrumHernandez.