Responsibility for securing users’ data – what a concept!

We don’t usually comment on legal matters here at the Bitdefender Labs blog, in fact we generally refrain from comments in favour of presenting actual facts.


The government of the United Kingdom, via the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has fined Sony a goodly amount, having found that the 2011 PSN hack which exposed customer data was entirely preventable, had quote, software been up to date, unquote.

It is a powerful signal that it is way past time for the IT industry to grow responsible. NDAs and EULAs and restrictive copyright laws should never have been allowed to replace good security and good engineering.

About the author


Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking. Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.