Bono Mack To Propose Online Legislation
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.April 28, 2011
In the wake of Sony PlayStation Network's recent hacking incident, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has announced her plan to introduce legislation to protect consumer information online. The Hill reports that Bono Mack made the announcement on Wednesday, stating that the Sony breach reinforces her "long-held belief that much more needs to be done to protect sensitive consumer information. Most importantly, Americans should be quickly informed when their personal information has been hacked, especially in instances like this where there is an obvious potential for large-scale identity theft." Bono Mack said the Energy and Commerce Trade Subcommittee--which she heads--will investigate the breach.