Canadian law piranhas smelled blood in Sony’s PSN water
The Canadian press reported that a law firm based out of Toronto (Ontario) called McPhadden Samac Tuovi, filed a class action lawsuit against Sony. They claim damages of over 1 billion USD for breaching consumer’s privacy.
Sony, who recently became the victim of a hacker squad unleashing fury upon the Playstation network, apologised sincerely after discovering millions of PSN user’s private data was stolen from their servers. The Japan originated company is doing all it can to rebuild their ‘evangelion’ as soon as possible with extra security policies enforced to try and prevent future hacking successes.
There are millions users on Sony’s gaming network who are eager to get their precious digital community back online. The true gamers tend to stick to Sony’s appeal and wait patiently for PSN to become active again. Unfortunately for the multinational, they are facing law firms who think they smell blood in the water of a currently wounded Sony.
The Canadian law firm is asking Sony to foot the bill for 2 years of credit monitoring + fraud insurance for approximately 1 million PSN and Qriocity users in Canada. The class act was filed against Sony Japan, USA, Canada as well as any other Sony entitled derivates they could come op with. They stated: “If you can’t trust a huge multinational corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?”.
Except for the customer privacy claim, the Canadian law firm stated something about “.. causing fear, anxiety and emotional distress to their customers”… I wonder if they actually know what PSN is… knowing that Resident Evil, Call of Duty, Killzone and the lot can cause much more of this in MP. Isn’t this why people pay Sony and its game manufacturers? Are they going to try and sue Nintendo after this for making their 3DS games “too fluffy” ?