Equifax investigation (Office of the Attorney General - Iowa)

Russ Kick filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Iowa of Iowa.

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Multi Request Equifax investigation


From: Russ Kick

Dear Public Records Officer:

This is a request under Iowa Open Records Law.

According to numerous news reports, Equifax Inc. has said that Attorneys General from all 50 states have been investigating/probing Equifax's actions regarding the massive info breach that the company revealed in September 2017.

I hereby request the following:

1) All INTERIM and FINAL/CLOSING reports, memos, and similar documents that your office has created regarding the Equifax breach.

2) All letters and similar correspondence sent to Equifax, informing them of your findings, requirements, etc.

3) All documents that Equifax has sent to your office in the course of the investigation/probe.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees over $10, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you for your assistance.


Russ Kick

From: Office of the Attorney General - Iowa

Dear Mr. Kick:

This letter responds to your Iowa Open Records Law request of September 10, 2018. The portion of the records you have requested that are available for public inspection under Iowa's Open Records Law are publicly-available on the Iowa Attorney General's website. Links to these documents are below:

Notices from Equifax:
September 7, 2017 breach notice: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/Equifax_data_breach_AA7E0598553F8.pdf
October 12, 2017 update: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/EquifaxUpdate101217_E131C88B05BFB.pdf
March 1, 2018 update: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/3_1_18_Equifax_Release_57FAF2457AB92.pdf
Press Releases:
September 12, 2017 press release: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/newsroom/consumer-alert-miller-iowans-should-act-now-following-massive-equifax-security-breach/
September 15, 2017 press release: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/newsroom/miller-state-attorneys-general-convey-profound-concerns-to-equifax-about-response-to-data-breach/
October 10, 2017 press release: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/newsroom/miller-attorneys-general-call-on-credit-reporting-agencies-to-waive-credit-freeze-fees-in-wake-of-e/
April 10, 2018 press release: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/newsroom/reynolds-equifax-credit-freeze-fees/

Any additional records are protected from disclosure pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.7(3), 22.7(4), and 22.7(18) and are therefore not available for public inspection.
Jessica Whitney
Director of Consumer Protection


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