PSN outage spouts new law for Australia

With some 77 million PSN accounts hacked, Sony have found themselves in more hot water than ever with the recent PSN outage. Everyone from consumers to government officials have called for answers and actions from the electronics giant, although it could be Australia that takes first official move in light of the breach.

With 1,560,791 PSN accounts in the country hacked, a law is being planned that requires companies to go public with any privacy breaches almost as soon as they happen. Sony of course insist that they did tell consumers almost as soon as they knew, but that’s not enough in many people’s minds. Australian privacy minister Brendan O’Connor said that he was “very concerned” over how Sony handled the situation.

Sony are expected to bring some parts of PSN back online this week.