New Attorney General George Jepsen has pledged not to be in the public eye as much as his camera-chasing predecessor, fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal, now a U.S. Senator.
But this is kind of funny…
Blumenthal over the past two days has been all over the data breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network while Jepsen’s office just a little while ago issued a statement.
Blumenthal’s office yesterday issued the kind of press release he used to send Connecticut reporters on almost a daily basis as attorney general ”demanding answers” from, in this case, Sony CEO Jack Tretton.
It really was just like old times. Here’s a snippet of the accompanying letter from Blumenthal to Tretton:
“A breach of such a widely used service 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 … I am concerned that PlayStation Network users’ personal and financial information may have been inappropriately accessed by a third party. Compounding this concern is the troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach.”
Blumenthal’s people e-mailed another press release this afternoon that let us all know in the title that he “continues to push Sony over PlayStation data breach.”
Two hours later Jepsen finally sent out a tough-talking press release of his own, stating he too has written Sony asking for more details about the extent of the breach, steps the company is taking to protect users and questioning if Sony promptly detected and alerted customers about the breach.
Perhaps Jepsen just has more to do than our new junior Senator…