Blumenthal: New Information About Target Data Breach Underscores Need For FTC Investigation

(Hartford, CT) – Today, after new information revealed that the data breach at Target affected significantly more consumers than initially thought, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reiterated his call for the FTC to investigate.

“Disclosures about Target's even broader breaches of customer information will rightly add alarm and anger. Now, more than ever, an FTC investigation is necessary – and should be publicly confirmed – so that consumers know their rights and interests are protected. I am pleased that Target already heeded my calls to provide credit monitoring and identity theft protection for the shoppers who were notified earlier of the breech. They should do the same for all affected consumers. I will pursue legislation to deter, punish, and prevent failures to properly protect confidential consumer information.”