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Pilgrim: Sony Did Not Breach Privacy Act

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

September 29, 2011

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has cleared Sony Computer Entertainment Australia of wrongdoing in the hacks earlier this year that exposed the personal information of 77 million customers, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Pilgrim today published his investigation report, which found no breach of the Privacy Act because there was no evidence that Sony "intentionally disclosed" data and the company "took reasonable steps to protect its customers' personal information." However, Pilgrim said he "would have liked to have seen Sony act more swiftly to let its customers know about this incident." Last week, U.S. officials arrested a man in connection with the Sony hackings.
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