Don’t fret, we’ll be changing our name to Sony Gadgets soon enough, but in the meantime there’s more Sony news pouring in and some of it you’ll even want to hear, especially if you’re the litigious type. Or the gloating type, for that matter. We’ve got something for everybody here at Sony Gadgets.
If you were already considering suing Sony’ pants off, you may soon be able to join Kristopher Johns’ suit, which is already underway and aspiring to class action status when it grows up. According to Mr. Johns, Sony failed to take “reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users.” The funny thing is, credit card info was encrypted. Everything else, though, not so much.
Sony is also taking heat from The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, which figures if Sony was storing any of the stolen data anywhere on said island, it could levy a fine of up to £500,000 for failure to comply with legislation mandating user data protection. Sony hacker, if you’re reading this, please give the nice people their data back. We would like to write about something other than Sony for the foreseeable future. Yours, journalists.