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by Mike Masnick

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PlayStation Network Coming Back Online Post Hack... But Not In Japan

from the not-safe-for-home dept

There have been a bunch of stories about how Sony is finally bringing its PlayStation Network back online (though, the funniest headline I've seen is the BBC's which claims that Sony is "relaunching" the PSN, as if it's a marketing thing...). However, it appears that the gradual comeback is not coming to Japan just yet, as the government is not yet comfortable that Sony can really protect its users:
"We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them," Kazushige Nobutani, director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, told Dow Jones Newswires.

He listed two areas where it requires further explanation before approval will be given following the incidents regarding its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment videogame services.

"The first is preventative measures. As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference," he said, adding that he could not provide details on the outstanding issues for security reasons.

The second was in how Sony hoped to regain consumer confidence over personal data such as credit card information.

"There were similar cases in the past that were caused by other firms, and we are asking Sony whether their measures are good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past," he said.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, May 17th, 2011 @ 7:17am

    let the dumb americans play on it


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    Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile), May 17th, 2011 @ 7:40am

    Meanwhile, here in America

    We're cool with it. Data breaches are just the price of having data. Plus, it keeps our courts full of class action lawsuits, so that's an unintended bonus.

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    The eejit (profile), May 17th, 2011 @ 7:47am

    Re: Meanwhile, here in America

    Won't someone please think of the consoles?!!!?!?!

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    chuck, May 17th, 2011 @ 9:25am

    lol hacker goldfarmers on EQII

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    TDR, May 17th, 2011 @ 1:53pm

    I've abandoned my PS3 for a 360, something I never thought I'd do, because of Sony's latest FUBAR (in a fairly long line of them) and found the 360 to be a far nicer system than I had expected. I'm not going back.

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    Aerilus, May 17th, 2011 @ 11:27pm

    BBC=Bias IMO

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    Androgynous Cowherd, May 22nd, 2011 @ 4:44am

    In Japan, private corporations require government approval to launch, or reactivate, a web site or other such network service?! Say what? I thought Japan was supposed to be a free country since oh around the end of WWII or so...

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