Sony dropped its appeal and will therefore have to pay a £250,000 fine issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office related to a massive data breach
on PSN in April 2011
. ICO issued the fine in January 2013, calling the hack a "serious breach of the Data Protection Act."
"After careful consideration we are withdrawing our appeal. This decision reflects our commitment to protect the confidentiality of our network security from disclosures in the course of the proceeding," a Sony representative told V3
. "We continue to disagree with the decision on the merits."