Sony Demands News Outlets Destroy Leaked Data
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
Sony has sent letters to a number of news outlets requesting that they do not disseminate, distribute or publish leaked data, as well as asking for them to destroy any copies of the “stolen” information they may possess.
In a letter published by Re/code and sent by Sony’s legal representative for the hacking case, David Boies, the company asks that outlets “arrange for and supervise the destruction of all copies of stolen information in your possession” and that “If you don’t comply with this request,” the company “will have no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by you.”
The letter has been distrubuted to Re/code, The New York Times and Gawker among others. It highlights an important facet of the leaking of this data – the ethics and legalities of publishing e-mails stolen by the hackers.