An Equifax spokesperson said:
“We have received the Monetary Penalty
Notice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on Wednesday
afternoon and are considering the detailed points made.
“Equifax has cooperated fully with the
ICO throughout its investigation, and we are disappointed in the
findings and the penalty.
“As the ICO makes clear in its report,
Equifax has successfully implemented a broad range of measures to
prevent the recurrence of such criminal incidents and it acknowledges
the strengthened procedures which are now in effect.
“The criminal cyberattack against our US
parent company last year was a pivotal moment for our company. We
apologise again to any consumers who were put at risk.
“Data security and combatting criminal
digital activity is an ongoing battle for all organisations that
requires continued innovation and attention. We have acted and
continue to act to make things right for consumers. They will always
be our priority.”