USACM Chair to Testify on Data Breaches

Prompted by the recent data breaches of the PlayStation Network and the email marketing company Epsilon, the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday, May 4, on data breaches. They have invited USACM Chair Eugene Spafford to testify. His testimony will focus on the technical aspects of holding and managing consumer data securely, and the threats against such information. The hearing will be available online, via the House Energy and Commerce Committee website. A link should be available by the time of the hearing, 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. While the Subcommittee has inquired with both Sony (the manufacturer of PlayStation) and Epsilon about their breaches, they are currently not going to attend Wednesdays hearing.

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