Lawmakers Question Sony, Epsilon on Data Breaches

Grant Gross reports:

Recent data breaches at Sony’s PlayStation Network and at e-mail service provider Epsilon will lead to legislation focused on improving cybersecurity at U.S. companies, the chairwoman of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee said Thursday.

Representative Mary Bono Mack, a California Republican, said she will soon introduce legislation focused on ensuring that companies holding personal data secure it. Although she didn’t provide many details, the legislation will include a data breach notification requirement, Bono Mack said during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s trade subcommittee.

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