A Wisconsin State Assembly committee passed a bill that would eliminate the cost Wisconsinites face when trying to freeze their credit. Lawmakers say it was inspired by the security breach that impacted Equifax customers last year.
The bill would prohibit credit agencies from charging a fee to customers if they want to freeze or unfreeze their credit.
Currently in Wisconsin, it costs $10 to freeze or unfreeze credit.
In September, the credit reporting company Equifax was hacked and more than 143 million Americans had their personal banking information stolen. The President and CEO of the Wisconsin Bank Association, Rose Oswald Poels, said the breach made people aware of cyber banking safety. She said it's important for people to stay vigilant in protecting the information they put online.
The bill was in a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection on Tuesday.
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