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Breach Effects Grow, Legislators Want Answers


April 7, 2011

As Alliance Data Systems apologizes and works to rebuild its clients' trust, the fallout from last week's Epsilon data breach continues. U.S. legislators are requesting details about the breach and its subsequent risks to consumers, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for the U.S. attorney general to investigate. Meanwhile the list of affected companies continues to grow. Forrester Research Analyst Dave Frankland told eWEEK that the effects of this breach reach farther than the company's client base, saying the breach calls into question the security of data in a cloud-computing environment. Cloud computing has been "hampered somewhat with concerns about data security in a multi-tenant deployment, and the Epsilon breach brought those concerns back to the forefront," states the report.
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