Australia Defends Dropping Sony PlayStation Breach Probe

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EST) -- The Australian privacy commissioner on Friday defended his decision to let Sony Corp. off the hook in 2011 for a data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of PlayStation users, but warned that recent amendments to the country's privacy laws soon would bring tougher enforcement.

One day after the U.K. data protection regulator fined Sony £250,000 ($394,950) for failing to implement security measures that would have helped prevent the April 2011 breach, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim revealed that he has no intention of...
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