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Sony will pay small EU fine over 2011 PSN breach

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jul 2013 21:57 User comments (1)

Sony will pay small EU fine over 2011 PSN breach In 2011, Sony made headline after headline when their PlayStation Network was breached and personal information on over 100 million customers were stolen.
The independent European authority, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), fined Sony 250,000 over the breaching, saying they should have been better prepared. At the time, the ICO said "Sony is a company that trades on its technical expertise, and there's no doubt in my mind that they had access to both the technical knowledge and the resources to keep this information safe."

ICO, via its bio, is "set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals."

Sony had decided it would appeal the fine, but has now reversed that decision: "After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding. We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits."

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115.7.2013 23:27

LoL...250K? No wonder sony isn't appealing; the lawyer fees would be more.

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