Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo

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Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) wants a hearing on the Yahoo data breach, an aide to the panel told The Hill Wednesday.

{mosads}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 Franken (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 Warner (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 Grassley (R-Iowa), who has not yet returned The Hill’s request for comment on if there will be a hearing.

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