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ICO fines Sony £250,000 following the 2011 Playstation Network Platform data breach

On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (Sony) would be fined £250,000 following a data breach of the Playstation Network.  The breach occurred in 2011 when hackers accessed the personal details of “millions” of Playstation Network customers, including names, dates of birth, passwords, and other … Continue Reading

Following the Sony Breach

The fallout from the last month’s data breaches of Sony’s PlayStation Network and its Online Entertainment service continued this week.  On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a follow-up letter to Sony saying he is “deeply concerned about the egregious inadequacy of Sony’s efforts thus far to notify its customers of these breaches,” and New … Continue Reading

Rep. Bono Mack Will Introduce Data Security Legislation; Hearing Scheduled for May 4

Members of a key committee in the House have announced their intention to introduce data security legislation in the near future.  In a statement released Wednesday, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, cited the recent Sony Playstation breach in calling for congressional legislation.  The subcommittee chaired by Rep. … Continue Reading
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