Equifax’s hacking nightmare gets worse for victims thanks to arbitration clause

EQUIFAX INC.'S ARBITRATION CLAUSE in its terms of service may prevent those involved in its massive data breach from benefiting from a class action lawsuit if they opted in for the company's free one year of protection offered after the announcement of the hack. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
EQUIFAX INC.'S ARBITRATION CLAUSE in its terms of service may prevent those involved in its massive data breach from benefiting from a class action lawsuit if they opted in for the company's free one year of protection offered after the announcement of the security lapse. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
NEW YORK - After Equifax Inc. revealed sensitive data on two of every five Americans was compromised in a cyberattack, thousands of users logged onto a website the company had set up to see if they were at risk. For many, the website didn’t even work at first. But for those who got through, a nasty…

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