Congress holds hearing data breaches at Target, retailers

A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. 

Congress has been holding hearings this week on the massive personal data breach at Target and other retailers. Top executives have been answering questions on the hill about how 70 million people had their personal data stolen. Today executives and others are answering questions about data security in front of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance on that committee and we spoke to him before the hearings began this morning.

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