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Blumenthal Continues to Push Sony over Playstation Data Breach

(Hartford, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today reiterated his call for Sony to notify millions of customers of a data breach in the PlayStation Network sometime between April 17 – 19, noting that the company still had not responded and had not, to date, proactively alerted any of the network’s 50 to 75 million users that their personal and financial information may have been compromised, leaving them open to identify theft and the misuse of sensitive personal data.

“Sony persists in unconscionably refusing to alert its millions of users on the PlayStation Network proactively, while they remain at serious risk of identity theft and other financial attacks stemming from their personal and financial data having been compromised,” said Blumenthal. “My office has been contacted by PlayStation Network users across the country who remain deeply troubled by Sony’s failure to act and who are looking for answers.”

Blumenthal wrote the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America yesterday demanding answers over the company’s failure to notify millions of customers of the data breach. He called for Sony to provide PlayStation Network users with financial data security services, including free access to credit reporting services for two years, the costs of which should be borne by the company. Additionally, he argued that affected individuals should be provided with sufficient insurance to protect them from the possible financial consequences of identity theft.

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