Ny State Lawmakers Seek To Protect Residents From Identity Theft

09.25.17 | Jeremy Miller

The sate Senate committee plans to hold a hearing Thursday in Albany to learn more about the problem and the best ways to protect personal information.

The hearing comes after a massive breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax exposed sensitive information belonging to 143 million Americans, including some eight million New Yorkers.

The hearing was scheduled before the Equifax breach occurred.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the breech. He's also asked other credit monitoring firms to reveal how they plan to keep consumer information safe.