Sony Corporation Decides To Drop Their Appeal Of £250,000

Posted Jul 15, 2013

Sony Corporation
announced recently that they are dropping their appeal of a fine that they received due to an intrusion of the PlayStation Network back in April 2011.  Sony was fined £250,000 by the U.K. Information Commissioner?s Office after the PSN hacking took place.  Personal information of millions of users were compromised.  Even though they are dropping their appeal, they still said that the Commission’s Office was wrong.

Sony was fined for a “serious breach of the Data Protection Act” this past January.  The deputy commissioner and director of data protection David Smith said that companies that are responsible for many payment card details and log-in details should make sure that personal data should be secure.

“This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding,” said Sony in an interview with BBC.  “We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”