Rhode Island Attorney General Investigating TJX

The Rhode Island Attorney General's office is launching a formal investigation of TJX's data breach, including what caused it, why it wasn't detected more quickly and why the announcement of it was delayed, the AG's office announced on Monday.

The investigation—technically, a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) on the authority of both Rhode Island's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and its Identity Theft Protection Act of 2005—is expected to officially begin with its first meeting with TJX officials on Feb. 12 at the Attorney General's office in Providence, said Edmund Murray Jr., a special assistant attorney general who is in charge of the probe. To read the full story, please click here.