Companies Testify Before Congress
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 3, 2011
Representatives from Sony and Epsilon appeared before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday, saying they would support a national breach notification law, PCWorld reports. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) said she will introduce legislation that will address data breach notification. "These recent data breaches only reinforce my long-held belief that much more needs to be done to protect sensitive consumer information," said Bono Mack. Sony witness Tim Schaaff said companies need support from the U.S. government to safeguard against cyber attacks. Schaaff added that network security is "a process that requires continual investment," and without government support, cyber attacks "will threaten the livelihood of the growing Internet economy." On the same day as the hearing, a hacker group announced that it has breached several Sony databases.