Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo

Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo
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Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyDemocrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court Battle over timing complicates Democratic shutdown strategy Hillicon Valley: Russia 'amplifying' concerns around mail-in voting to undermine election | Facebook and Twitter take steps to limit Trump remarks on voting | Facebook to block political ads ahead of election MORE (D-Vt.) wants a hearing on the Yahoo data breach, an aide to the panel told The Hill Wednesday.


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 FrankenGOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture 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 WarnerDemocrats call for declassifying election threats after briefing by Trump officials It's time to upgrade benefits Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings 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 GrassleyThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Ginsburg lies in repose Top GOP senators say Hunter Biden's work 'cast a shadow' over Obama Ukraine policy Read: Senate GOP's controversial Biden report MORE (R-Iowa), who has not yet returned The Hill’s request for comment on if there will be a hearing.