Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Looking Into PSN Security Breach

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner is now investigating PlayStation Network security to find out if any privacy laws were violated. Jennifer Stoddart, the current Privacy Commissioner of Canada, will head the investigation. Stoddart said Sony had not notified it of the security breach which involved the theft of personal information and possibly credit card data. Of course, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act does not require notification in these kinds of events.

Nevertheless, the office of Canada’s privacy commissioner says that it plans to look into the matter and expects to hear plenty of complaints from Canadian consumers.

"We are currently looking into this matter and are seeking information from Sony," a spokesperson told "We will determine next steps once we have a full understanding of the incident."

Canada joins the UK and one outspoken U.S. senator in their criticism of Sony and its handling of the PSN situation.

Source: by way of Kotaku


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