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Capitol Hill Talks Focus On Recent Breach Headlines

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 5, 2011

Two hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday focused on recent data breaches and location-based data privacy concerns. The House Commerce Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee heard from witnesses including the FTC's David Vladeck on recent incidents at Apple and Google. Vladeck said the industry isn't taking self-regulation seriously enough and called for comprehensive data security legislation. Members expressed frustration at Sony and Epsilon for failing to appear at the hearing. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed a Department of Justice investigation into the Sony breach.
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