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E&C Republican Leaders Release Statement on T-Mobile Data Breach


08.19.21

Washington D.C. — Today, Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and Consumer Protection and Commerce Republican Leader Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the data breach and theft of personal information from T-Mobile current and potential customers:

“The T-Mobile data breach is of serious concern. While we have more to learn to determine how this breach happened and its potential wide-ranging consequences, we urge all companies to do everything they can to safeguard and protect American’s personal information. Last month, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced bipartisan legislation to promote cybersecurity information sharing and vulnerability disclosures to prevent attacks like this from happening.

“Now, we need to build on that work to protect Americans’ privacy. This breach is yet another example of why Congress must pass a national privacy and data security law. We need strong national standards that ensure industries can innovate, strengthen cybersecurity and data privacy, and keep up with the evolving ways bad actors steal personal information.”

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