Back in April of 2011 Sony’s Playstation Network was hacked and around 77 million accounts were effected.
In what was seen as a security failure the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) gave Sony a £250k fine in January saying that the attack was preventable and the company “should of known better”.
Sony later released a statement saying that they strongly disagreed with the decision and intended to appeal.
In a new statement Sony gave to V3, the company have now decided to drop the appeal due to not wanting to disclose any sensitive data during court proceedings.
— ICO (@ICOnews) July 11, 2013
A Sony spokesperson said:
“After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding. We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits.”
The ICO replied:
“We welcome Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited’s decision not to appeal our penalty notice following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.”