Mary Bono Mack

By PE Politics
on July 19, 2011 7:33 AM

As the News Corp. phone hacking scandal unfolds in the United Kingdom, Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack is asking industry groups if the same thing could happen in the United States.

The Palm Springs Republican, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, sent letters seeking information about policies in place to prevent the kind of hacking that compromised the phones of thousands of Britons.

“Understanding that the events in the United Kingdom have not been connected to any activity within the United States, I nonetheless believe it’s critically important to ask American industries involved in all parts of the communications stream of commerce …whether they are satisfied that sufficient safeguards are in place to prevent similar privacy breaches here in the United States,” Bono Mack wrote in the letters.

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