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Waters Opening Statement at Final Committee Markup of 2019

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a full Committee markup to protect student loan borrowers, improve our broken credit reporting system, preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity As Prepared for Delivery Today the Committee will mark up eight ...

Waters Urges Strong Federal Floor in Setting Data Security Standards

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At today’s Financial Services committee hearing on data security breaches, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) cautioned lawmakers to ensure that any Congressional effort to set national enforcement and notification standards provide a strong federal minimum, ensure flexibility for states to build on those minimum standards and avoid hamstringing their ability to adapt and strengthen them as new t...

Waters’ Statement on the President’s Data Security Initiative

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Following President Obama’s announcement of a new initiative designed to provide consumers with more tools to assist victims of identity theft, improve the government’s payment security, and accelerate the transition to stronger security technologies, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement of support: “I hope the steps anno...

J.P. Morgan Data Breach Draws Scrutiny From State Attorneys General

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Two state attorneys general say they have been in contact with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. about a recent cyberattack in which the personal information for 76 million households was compromised. Among the issues being scrutinized is whether the bank alerted customers quickly enough about the breach, according to people familiar with the matter. The office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen ...

Rep. Waters: ‘Congress Must Move’ on Hacking Protections

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The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is calling for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation in response to the massive security breach at JPMorgan Chase. “The massive data breach announced yesterday at JPMorgan Chase serves as a pressing reminder that more must be done to strengthen data security across the financial system and protect consumers’ sensitive financial and ot...

Waters Statement on JP Morgan Data Breach

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Following yesterday’s announcement that the recent data breach at JP Morgan compromised contact information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement, expressing concern and calling on Committee Republicans to make the issue an immediate priority: “The...

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