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UPDATE: Sony PlayStation Network Breach Prompts Plan to Introduce Consumer Protection Legislation

There are many articles (see links below) being written and blogged today regarding the PSN breach.  The Hill reports this afternoon that Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has announced a plan to introduce legislation to protect online consumer information.  Bono Mack, as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Trade Subcommittee, said that they will be investigating the PSN breach.

Further reading -

CNET suggests in its article that legal recourse could prove difficult due to language in Sony's terms of service.

ComputerWorld - Sony breach caused by poor security

ComputerWorld Australia - Privacy Commissioner to begin investigation

Radio New Zealand - New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner urges PSN users to be vigilant





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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.