UK Data Protection Regulator ICO Flexes Power to Impose Fine

January 29, 2013

On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office 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-publicised 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 and concerted denial of service attack in 2011.

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