Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo

Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo
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Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyICE emerges as stumbling block in government funding talks Republicans raise concerns over Trump pardoning service members Lawmakers bypass embattled Mulvaney in spending talks 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 FrankenThe job no GOP senator wants: 'I'd rather have a root canal' Take Trump literally and seriously in Minnesota Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact 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 WarnerHillicon Valley: FTC rules Cambridge Analytica engaged in 'deceptive practices' | NATO researchers warn social media failing to remove fake accounts | Sanders calls for breaking up Comcast, Verizon Bipartisan senators call on FERC to protect against Huawei threats Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware 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 GrassleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties Congressional leaders unite to fight for better future for America's children and families MORE (R-Iowa), who has not yet returned The Hill’s request for comment on if there will be a hearing.