Sony can take a deep breath knowing that its list of worries didn’t grow any longer, at least for one day. The company has recently been cleared of charges that it violated Australia’s Privacy Act with the April PSN breach.
However, reviews of the breach weren’t all rosy. Although Sony didn’t technically break any of Australia’s privacy laws, the Privacy Commissioner did criticise the 7 day delay between Sony learning of the breach and making Australian users aware. The Privacy Act asks that companies take reasonable action to protect private information and the delay could in some ways be seen as violating this. As it stands, however, Sony can relax just this once.