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Privacy laws to be beefed up following Sony attack

SMH: THE federal government will introduce laws forcing companies to disclose privacy breaches after Sony revealed that more than 1.5 million Australian user accounts were compromised in the recent attack on its PlayStation Network.

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LightofDarkness2758d ago

Sad that companies must be bound under federal law to do that which, if this were a reasonable world, would be considered a common courtesy.

r1sh122758d ago

there are laws that already exist...Like
the data protection act, which sony have not met because the data was breached.
The problem is that even though the data was securely held it should have been encrypted...this is turning to a witch hunt now, because the EU take privacy quite seriously. Im just waiting to find out what fines sony will get from different parts of the world. the US are just caliing sony stupid but dont forget the pentagon was hacked a few years ago by 1 person with some sort of mental disorder....All systems will eventually get broken

ComboBreaker2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

It was hashed (in other word, non-reversable) and encrypted.

Red_Phoenix2758d ago

The title is a bit misleading. It should mention that this only applies to Australia, but nonetheless it is a good idea since every customer is in their rights to know the moment their privacy has been breached.

mananimal2758d ago (Edited 2758d ago )

AH!, here we go , some of the 1st steps(publicly seen) in the Grand Master Plan, to Get the "Internet Laws" ultimately changed. you'll see sheeple,...lol, marks my words, /Big Brother is on the march, and crushing all in his path.