It seems as if gamers aren’t the only ones up in arms about their personal data being compromised in the “illegal intrusion” of the Playstation Network. In fact, a Democratic Senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to Sony CEO Jack Tretton demanding answers:
Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America today demanding answers over the company’s failure to notify millions of customers of a data breach in the PlayStation Network on April 20, 2011. Blumenthal noted that a breach of such a widely used service – estimated by news reports as having 50 to 75 million customers – immediately “raises concerns of data privacy, identity theft, and other misuse of sensitive personal and financial data, such as names, email addresses, and credit and debit card information.”
“When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and to what extent their personal and financial information has been compromised… I am concerned that PlayStation Network users’ personal and financial information may have been inappropriately accessed by a third party,” Blumenthal wrote in the letter. “Compounding this concern is the troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach. Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised.”
He has also stated that he believes Sony should provide for two free years of credit reporting for all of it’s PSN subscribers and insurance should be given to those affected by identity theft due to the intrusion.
Is Blumenthal really looking for answers? Or is he just mad that he can’t play Mortal Kombat with Joe Biden?
Read the full letter to Jack Tretton HERE.