Back in 2011, the PlayStation Network was hacked and as such a massive amount of personal data was taken, most crucially credit and debit card numbers. As such, Sony have now been fined for this in regards to the Data Protection Act, failing to keep the personal and private information stored on the network secure.
Sony has been fined £250,000 for this data breach, which in reality is a paltry sum for such a large company. In America, a judge has already thrown out a lawsuit on the PSN hack back in October 2012, claiming that there is no such thing as perfect security.
Right... who gets the money, surely they should be fined and forced to spend money upgrading the PSN infrastructure?