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Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Breach

DATA LOSS

April 29, 2011

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is looking into the Sony PlayStation Network data breach that has affected up to 77 million users, reports the Financial Post. A spokesperson for the OPC expressed concern that the company did not promptly notify its customers about the breach and said that the office will move forward once it has a "full understanding of the incident." Meanwhile, Sony has announced that credit card information was encrypted. Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work is also looking into the matter and has warned users that they should change their online passwords. According to one report, this latest data breach "is one of the top five ever."
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