Lawmakers Chide Google For Not Admitting Data Leak

Law360 (October 11, 2018, 9:08 PM EDT) -- Three top Senate Republicans sent a scathing letter to Google on Thursday for not disclosing a security flaw the company says could have exposed personal data from hundreds of thousands of users of its social media site Google+, a day after Senate Democrats called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., joined two chairmen of subcommittees that oversee technology companies in saying they were "troubled" by Google's decision not to disclose the episode — a decision reportedly made to avoid regulators' glare in the wake of Facebook's data leak scandal involving research firm Cambridge...

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