Sony has been fined by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the company close to $400,000 (£250,000) for the data breach, describing it as “a serious breach of the [U.K.'s] Data Protection Act” (DPA). → Read More
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) this morning saidGoogle has taken “reasonable steps to improve its privacy policies”, following a consensual audit of the company’s privacy processes held at its London office last July.
The ICO’s audit was agreed upon as part of the terms of an undertaking that Google signed (PDF) in November 2010 after the company reported that its Street… → Read More