Lawmakers look to ditch credit freeze fees for breach victims

Floridians that are victims of data breaches could freeze their credit free of charge under a proposal moving through the Legislature.

Following the Equifax data breach that compromised information on more than 145 million Americans last year, Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to eliminate fees to temporarily halt access to credit records at the behest of consumers. Florida would follow a handful of other states that have moved to eliminate fees.

Recent credit card breaches at retailers and credit bureaus, has convinced lawmakers and state elected officials to give consumers the ability to stop access to their credit reports. That would stop new accounts from being opened with data obtained during breaches.

Read about the newly proposed legislation in Florida which will freeze credit fees for data breach victims automatically on St.Augustine.

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