You probably remember that small security snafu that hit Sony back in April this year. Turns out the government didn't just watch events from the sidelines — the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner launched an investigation into Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCEA) to rule out any negligence on the company's part.
Well, the results of the investigation are in and Sony is, for the most part, in the clear. According to Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, the important distinction is that Sony didn't intentionally release the information or leave it in an unprotected state, but rather it was hacked and the data taken forcefully.
It's not all cheery for Sony however. Pilgrim noted that while the company had taken "reasonable steps to protect its customers' personal information", it waited far too long to inform affected users, and the Office, of the breach.
While it's not clear what the lasting benefits of the investigation are, it's good to know someone in the country is looking into these things.