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Company Apologizes for Data Breach

DATA LOSS

May 2, 2011

Sony apologized for the security breach that may have affected up to 77 million users and announced it will create a new chief information security officer position to oversee consumer data protection, The Wall Street Journal reports. The EU is "considering possible actions" against Sony, and U.S. lawmakers are pushing for more information about what personal data was compromised. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has scheduled a hearing on data theft on May 4, and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) released a statement announcing he will re-introduce a bill on data security legislation. "It is my hope," said Rush, "that industry and consumer advocates will engage with this congress so that we can craft a strong, bipartisan bill that...mitigates foreseeable threats against consumers' sensitive, personal and confidential information." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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