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Sony has dropped its appeal over the £250,000 fine that was handed to the company by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the PlayStation Network hack in 2011 which affected around 77 million accounts.

The ICO handed the fine to Sony in January stating that the attack was preventable and there was “no disguising that Sony is a business that should have known better.” A Sony spokesperson told V3:

“After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding. We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”

The ICO added, “We welcome Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited’s decision not to appeal our penalty notice following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.”

Via: CVG

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Sony Drops PlayStation Network Hack Fine Appeal

By Matthew Bennett | 07/15/2013 06:51 AM PT

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Sony has dropped its appeal over the £250,000 fine that was handed to the company by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the PlayStation Network hack in 2011 which affected around 77 million accounts.

The ICO handed the fine to Sony in January stating that the attack was preventable and there was “no disguising that Sony is a business that should have known better.” A Sony spokesperson told V3:

“After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding. We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”

The ICO added, “We welcome Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited’s decision not to appeal our penalty notice following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.”

Via: CVG

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89