Nations Vigilant on Data Breach
DATA LOSSMay 6, 2011
Concern over Sony's PlayStation Network data breaches continues to grow around the world. The breaches have affected more than 300,000 users in New Zealand and 1.5 million users in Australia, reports the Dominion Post. New Zealand's privacy commissioner notes that her country is a member of the new Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), adding, "This incident may be one where international cooperation and coordination is useful." Australia will create federal legislation requiring companies to quickly disclose breaches, and its privacy commissioner is investigating whether Sony was in violation of the Privacy Act. With as many as 400,000 affected users, Hong Kong's privacy commissioner said that he expects a report from Sony and will decide if action against the company is necessary.