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The Sony data breach fine: A hand-slap from London now, but what would it have been under the proposed new EU Data Protection Regulation?

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, European Union, Privacy Regulation

Written by Sue Foster, Mintz Levin – London The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Sony £250,000 for the widely publicized 2011 security breach during (see here, here, and here) which hackers gained access to personal data (including credit card information) of over 77 million users. For a company of Sony’s size, £250,000 is a hand-slap —… Continue Reading

Sony Breach Press Follow-up

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There have been hundreds of articles written in the past week on the Sony Playstation Network breaches.  Cynthia Larose, chair of Mintz Levin’s Privacy and Data Security practice, has been quoted in several articles over the weekend, including The Wall Street Journal [registration may be required], Reuters, and The Chicago Tribune. In The Wall Street Journal, Larose said,… Continue Reading

And the [hacks] just keep on coming……

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We’ve had the Epsilon breach.   We’ve had Sony Breach One and Sony Breach Two.   Today, Bloomberg News reports on a breach that may be, as one security expert in the article calls it, “the nastiest password hack in history….”  LastPass is reporting that hackers may have broken into its database and stolen info on as… Continue Reading

More breach problems for Sony……

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Written by Julia Siripurapu Yesterday, in a Customer Service Notification posted on its website, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (“SOE”) based in San Diego, California revealed that its systems were also the subject of a hacking attack. Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced in a press release issued this morning, that based on their ongoing… Continue Reading

And a Sony PSN Update: Report Says Credit Cards Encrypted

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Update on the breach that exposed the information on 77 million users of Sony’s PlayStation Network: Kevin Poulsen, a writer for Wired Magazine‘s excellent blog, Threat Level, reports that Sony says that credit card numbers potentially stolen in the breach were encrypted.   Poulsen quotes Sony, writing: All of the data was protected, and access was restricted… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Sony PlayStation Network Breach Prompts Plan to Introduce Consumer Protection Legislation

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There are many articles (see links below) being written and blogged today regarding the PSN breach.  The Hill reports this afternoon that Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has announced a plan to introduce legislation to protect online consumer information.  Bono Mack, as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Trade Subcommittee, said that they will be investigating… Continue Reading

TJX Data Breach May Take Back Seat to Sony PlayStation Network Breach

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 Written by Julia Siripurapu Sony Corp. has acknowledged on its PlayStation website that between April 17 and April 19, its PlayStation and Qriocity networks were the subject of a hacking attack. As a result of this attack, the personal information, including name, address, email address, birth date, passwords, security question answers, and credit card data, of… Continue Reading