WASHINGTON — A federal consumer-finance regulator’s probe of the info breach at Equifax Inc. hasn’t modified because the Trump administration took over the company, the interim head of the company stated Tuesday, dismissing a report suggesting that it had pulled again from the investigation.
“I can tell you, senator, there has been no change in the position from the previous leadership of the CFPB regarding Equifax,” Mick Mulvaney, appearing director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stated at a Senate Budget Committee listening to. Mulvaney, who additionally serves because the White House finances chief, was addressing a lawmakers at a listening to on a Trump administration finances proposal launched Monday.
More than 30 Democratic senators despatched a letter final week to Mulvaney concerning the Equifax investigation, following a information report that the CFPB might have halted its probe of the Equifax hack, which compromised private knowledge of 145.5 million Americans.
Mulvaney’s temporary assertion relating to Equifax
marked the primary time he has publicly confirmed the bureau’s continued investigation into Equifax because the information report, although he beforehand provided a suggestion concerning the standing of the case.
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