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Sony, Epsilon To Testify Before Congress

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 31, 2011

A spokesman for Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has announced that Sony and Epsilon have agreed to testify before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Scheduled for Thursday, June 2, the hearing will focus on data security in the U.S. and will address the data breaches that have affected both companies in recent months, The New York Times reports. Mack's spokesman said, "The chairman firmly believes that the lessons learned from both the Sony and Epsilon experiences can be instructive and guide us as we develop comprehensive data protection legislation." Meanwhile, Sony has announced that it will resume all services, including credit card payments, by June 5. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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