Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo

Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo
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Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyKavanaugh paper chase heats up Senate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one Overnight Defense: Fears rise over Trump-Putin summit | McCain presses Trump to hold Putin 'accountable' for hacking | Pentagon does damage control after NATO meet MORE (D-Vt.) wants a hearing on the Yahoo data breach, an aide to the panel told The Hill Wednesday.

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The recently announced hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts is the largest of a single company to date.

Six Democratic senators on Tuesday, including Judiciary Sens. Leahy, Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad MORE (Minn.) signed a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, hammering Yahoo for their delay in revealing the 2014 hack to the public. The letter called on Mayer to answer several questions about the breach, including when Yahoo first became aware of it and what they were doing to prevent future breaches.

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSunday shows preview: Trump readies for meeting with Putin Senate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one Top Democrats request meeting with intel chief over sharing of classified info MORE (D-Va.) also criticized Yahoo, calling for an Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into whether or not the company violated laws that require companies to notify shareholders within four days of learning about a breach.

After the 2013 hacks of Target and Neiman Marcus, then-Committee Chairman Leahy held hearings with top officials from the companies. The Judiciary Committee is now chaired by Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyKavanaugh paper chase heats up Kavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearing Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' MORE (R-Iowa), who has not yet returned The Hill’s request for comment on if there will be a hearing.