Equifax, the oldest credit reporting company in the United States, was hacked in July, compromising the personal information of 143 million people. Earlier this month, the multibillion-dollar organization announced the massive data breach to the public. The slow response to the stolen information has drawn criticism from members of Congress, state attorneys general and everyday people.

Jamie Court joined Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar on her radio program, “Rising Up With Sonali,” to discuss how badly Equifax mishandled the breach. Court is president of Consumer Watchdog and author of “The Progressive’s Guide To Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws And Get The Change You Voted For.”

To find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach, click here.

— Posted by Eric Ortiz

Wait, before you go…

If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.

Support Truthdig