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Equifax CEO steps down after massive data breach

September 26, 2017

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Equifax, the consumer-data giant that was targeted in a hack that exposed the personal data of nearly half the U.S. population, said its CEO is out effective immediately.

Richard Smith will “retire” as Chairman of the Board and CEO effective September 26, 2017, according to a statement from the company’s board.

Board member Mark Feidler has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman and Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., who most recently served as President of Asia Pacific, has been appointed interim CEO.

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