Sony did not breach Australian Privacy law, says Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim

Chris Griffith reports:

SONY Computer Entertainment Australia did not breach the Privacy Act when it fell victim to a cyber-attack, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has found.

In a report released this afternoon, Mr Pilgrim found “no evidence that Sony intentionally disclosed any personal information to a third party”.

“Rather, its Network Platform was hacked into,” he said.


While the Privacy Commissioner found no breach of the Privacy Act by SCE Australia, he was concerned about the time that elapsed between Sony becoming aware of the incident and notifying customers and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Read more on The Australian. You can find the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s report on the OAIC site.

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