| Equifax breach shows need for action
The Boston Globe, September 17, 2017 Sunday
BODY WASHINGTON — Whatever your political affiliation, there is now one financial issue on which we can all agree. We need Congress to pass legislation allowing consumers to temporarily freeze and unfreeze their own credit files at no charge to help thwart identity theft. In case you missed it, the credit-reporting agency Equifax recently discovered that criminals had gained access to people's names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers.