Blumenthal asks for Epsilon investigation

I knew I’d enjoy seeing what Senator Blumenthal would do on consumer privacy issues now that he’s in the Senate.

Hayley Tsukayama reports:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said that he has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting an investigation into the Epsilon data leak that affected millions of consumers this week.

In a Senate Judiciary hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Blumenthal said that he sent a letter to the attorney general’s office “within the past 24 hours” asking for the office to begin an investigation into the breach.

Read more in the Washington Post.

I hope the Senator gave AG Holder some very specific questions to ask, because I’m not confident that Attorney General Holder would ask some of the hard questions that need to be asked – and answered.

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