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You Can Now Check Your Credit Score for Free in Canada from Equifax

Recent legislation passed in Quebec was aimed at protecting consumers from identity theft and scams. Part of the law meant credit scores had to be made available for free from companies such as Equifax and TransUnion. CTV News reports TransUnion and Equifax are now required by the Credit Assessment Agents Act to provide free credit reports...

Equifax Safeguards Failed Canadians in 2017 Data Breach: Privacy Commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Canada has concluded its report on Equifax Canada and the data breach from 2017, which affected 143 million accounts worldwide, including many Canadians, as hackers gained access to a vulnerably open for over two months. The OPC says their investigation concludes both Equifax Canada and its U.S. parent...

Equifax Hack Sees 100,000 Canadians Affected by Data Breach

A week ago, Equifax disclosed it suffered a data breach, with personal data leaking for 143 million Americans, from mid-May to July 2017. The company also noted the hack had affected some Canadian and UK customers, and today we are finding out the exact numbers. Equifax this morning said 100,000 Canadians were affected, reports Reuters....

Equifax Hacked: Personal Details of 143 Million Leaked, Some Canadians Affected

Equifax announced today a “cybersecurity incident” involving consumer information occurred, leading to personal data being leaked for 143 million U.S. customers, back in mid-May through July 2017. But on top of U.S. data being leaked, Equifax mentions “certain” Canadian and UK residents was also had their personal info accessed: As part of its investigation of...