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U.S. Lawmakers Ask Company for Answers

DATA LOSS—U.S.

May 18, 2011

Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) sent a letter on Tuesday to Sony requesting more information about last month's data breaches that affected approximately 100 million users. The lawmakers want to know more specifics on compromised customer information and whether the company's investigation has uncovered how the breach occurred, Bloomberg reports. Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer defended the company's response, saying, "we still have a lot of investigation to do to find out how this happened." A spokesman for Bono Mack said, "Clearly, there are a lot of unanswered questions...as we begin drafting our data security legislation, we are hopeful that the Sony experience can be instructive."
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