Rep. Ted Lieu at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo: Saul Loeb / Getty

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced two bills Thursday in response to the 2017 Equifax data breach, one banning forced arbitration clauses that keep lawsuits out of court after a data breach and another expanding the Federal Trade Committee's role in enforcement after credit bureau breaches.

Why it matters: Despite an initial flurry of hearings after the massive Equifax breach, little lasting policy change has come in response to the historic loss of data. The breach took personal data from around 150 million Americans including social security numbers, a number Equifax once again revised on Thursday when it added 2.5 million to those rolls.

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"Hamilton" is a streaming hit for Disney+

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The debut of "Hamilton" on Disney+ last Friday sent downloads of the app soaring over the weekend.

Why it matters: With theaters closed until 2021, "Hamilton" is the biggest litmus test for whether Broadway will ever be able to successfully transition some of its iconic hits.

Wall Street is no longer betting on Trump

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Betting markets have turned decisively toward an expected victory for Joe Biden in November — and asset managers at major investment banks are preparing for not only a Biden win, but potentially a Democratic sweep of the Senate and House too.

Why it matters: Wall Street had its chips on a Trump win until recently — even in the midst of the coronavirus-induced recession and Biden's rise in the polls.

With new security law, China outlaws global activism

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The draconian security law that Beijing forced upon Hong Kong last week contains an article making it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong.

Why it matters: China has long sought to crush organized dissent abroad through quiet threats and coercion. Now it has codified that practice into law — potentially forcing people and companies around the world to choose between speaking freely and ever stepping foot in Hong Kong again.