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Senator, Commissioner Take Action Following Breach

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May 4, 2011

Reaction from last month's data breaches of Sony's PlayStation Network and its Online Entertainment service continues. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a follow-up letter to Sony on Tuesday saying he is "deeply concerned about the egregious inadequacy of Sony's efforts thus far to notify its customers of these breaches," reports The New York Times. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will question whether Sony's Australian outfit was in violation of the country's Privacy Act, and a Canadian law firm has announced a $1 billion class-action lawsuit against Sony. The company said it has hired outside investigators and cybersecurity detectives "to help with the clean-up." Larry Ponemon, CIPP, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, said, "This may be the mother of all data breaches at this point." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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