Less than a day after a US Senator began asking questions of Sony's PSN downtime, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office is investigating whether the company had adequate protection in place to safeguard customer's credit card information.
The ICO is a government body "set up to uphold information rights in the public interest". Having been alerted to the issues currently afflicting the PlayStation Network, it will be investigating the PS3 manufacturer because "any business or organisation that is processing personal information in the UK must ensure they comply with the law, including the need to keep data secure".
There are, of course, fears that data isn't exactly secure anymore.
ICO confirms it will quiz Sony over PSN [Eurogamer]