ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced March 1 that his office plans to take a lead role in the national Equifax data breach case.

“Our primary responsibility continues to be to protect the consumers of Georgia, millions of whom, through no fault of their own, have had their personal information compromised,” Carr said in a statement. “We remain committed to working with our partners to determine exactly what happened and to ensure it doesn't happen again. There have been many developments during the course of this investigation, and our office will continue to monitor and work to keep Georgia's consumers up-to-date on relevant information.”

Equifax recently announced an additional 2.4 million Americans who had their names and partial driver’s license information stolen. The company plans to notify these consumers directly and offer free identify theft protection and credit file monitor services.

In a news release, Carr urged consumers to stay vigilant about the issue and to stay vigilant about their personal information.

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