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AG Madigan to testify in on data breaches

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 7:28 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General is set to testify about data breaches during a visit to Washington.

Lisa Madigan's office says the Chicago Democrat is scheduled to testify Wednesday morning before a House committee on Capitol Hill.

She plans to speak about a growing number of data breaches that she says have affected consumers nationwide and prompted multiple investigations into how businesses are protecting consumers. A data breach is the sharing of information that is supposed to be secure and confidential.

Madigan says she plans to detail the role Illinois and other states have in responding to data breaches and the steps the private sector and government can take to prevent them.

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