A Closer Look At Sony's UK Data Breach Penalty

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EST) -- On Jan. 24, 2013, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a serious breach of data security.

The penalty comes following the well-publicized security breach that afflicted the Sony PlayStation Network Platform. This platform is the online element of Sony’s PlayStation mobile gaming products and gaming console, allowing customers to chat and play against each other online as well as purchase games and rent films with credit cards. It was hacked in a targeted...
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