Sen. Thune convenes hearing to examine data breaches

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(KSFY) - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transporation is set hold a major hearing regarding recent data breaches in the United States.

Sen. John Thune, who is chairman of the committee, will oversee the meeting.

You can watch the briefing here.

According to a press release from Sen. Thune's office, the hearing will feature testimony from a current and a former official who worked on the response to Yahoo!’s 2013 data breach, which the company announced only last month affected all 3 billion user accounts, as well as the current and former CEO of Equifax, which suffered a 2017 breach reported to affect approximately 145 million individuals, including sensitive personal and financial information. Also testifying will be a witness with expertise on protecting financial data.