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Settlement of the 2017 Equifax data breach will result in $5.7 million payout to Maryland, and sets new standards in personal information practices, oversight, and monitoring.

As reported by Technical.ly Baltimore,

Maryland will receive $5.7 million through a settlement with Equifax over the massive 2017 data breach that exposed the information of more than half of American adults.

Maryland’s Attorney General spoke at a national news conference following the settlement, according to Technical.ly, sharing the importance of the ruling’s requirement that Equifax changes its practices to better protect residents’ information going forward.

For more information about the Equifax case, see Maryland to receive $5.7M in settlement over massive Equifax data breach

MACo’s Summer Conference will feature a session on data privacy and cybersecurity with the State’s Secretary of the Department of Information Technology as a panelist. The State’s new Chief of Information Security, John Evans, will be meeting privately with County Information Technology Officers at their annual summer meeting at the Conference, and provide a public address. All of these events will take place on Wednesday, August 14, during the MACo Conference Tech Expo.

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