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Congress Wants Answers from Sony

Members of Congress' Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade want some answers from Sony regarding the recent PSN security breach.

Representative Mary Bono Mack, chairperson of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, has penned a letter to Sony's Kazuo Hirai requesting answers to a series of questions regarding the recent problems with PSN. You can read it here, thanks to the New York Times.

The letter expresses concern over how PSN's issues may affect the Subcommittee's interest in "consumer privacy, identity theft and industry efforts to address the threats posed by unauthorized access to consumers' personal information" and requests answers from Hirai no later than May 6.

The questions seek to clarify the extent of the breach, and Sony's reasons for waiting to notify customers, as well as seeking to understand how Sony "cannot rule out the possibility" of credit card information being obtained without knowing for sure. They also request Sony's official policies that address "data security and retention practices" and whether any changes will be made to these policies as a result of the breach, along with whether services or compensation will be offered to customers who have suffered actual harm.

Sony's investigations into the security breach continue.

Source: GamePolitics

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Congress Wants Answers from Sony


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