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Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) recently outlined fears that American’s personally identifiable information might have been compromised last year after suspected Russian hackers gained access to the White House’s unclassified computer network.

Prior to entering the White House, visitors are required to submit sensitive information such as birth dates and social security numbers and Thune is worried that hackers “may have exposed the personally identifiable information of many individuals [who] may, as yet, be unaware of their vulnerability.”

National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh denied to provide further comments on the hack but stated that “we have consistently supported timely notification in the event of data breaches, consistent with existing federal policy,” and that “the White House acts in accordance with this policy.”

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