• After credit monitoring company Equifax revealed in September that cybercriminals had made off with data on more than 145 million Americans, US lawmakers began efforts to hold such businesses accountable to the everyday people whose data they collect for profit.
  • The repository contained massive data sets belonging to Alteryx partner Experian, a consumer credit reporting agency that competes with Equifax, and the US Census Bureau, researchers said.
  • Alteryx apparently purchased the data from Experian’s ConsumerView marketing database, a product sold to other companies that contains a combination of publicly available information and more personal data.

    Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/massive-leak-exposes-data-on-123m-us-households/#ftag=CAD590a51e