House of Commons’ Treasury Committee Chair Nicky Morgan is asking Equifax why it took more than a month to notify U.K. customers affected by the credit monitoring firm’s data breach, Reuters reports. Morgan’s request comes after Equifax revealed 15.2 million records belonging to British individuals were compromised in the attack, affecting nearly 700,000 U.K. citizens. Morgan also asked the Financial Conduct Authority to see whether Equifax’s decision to store sensitive data on U.K. customers in the U.S. violated rules on intracompany, transnational data transfers. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office said it will continue its own investigation into the ways U.K. citizens were affected by the breach.
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