Published on May 9th,2011 at 9:06 AM
By >Ike

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” ?

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Comments
 

  • Guillermo_ms

    I think that Sony was the first Company to be victim of the hackers for their precious stuff massively, sooner will follow a new one… has the end of human race…

  • Poor_article@hotmail.com

    Is this website owned by Sony? What happened to reporting facts, and not slanting your story to be one sided? Users of PSN had to provide their personal informarmation to access ANY online service (including movie streaming) – not just to play violent video games! If a company is unable to properly protect the private and sensitive billing and personal information of its’ users, then they should be responsible for how that information is then used.

    Perhaps the author should post his / her personal, billing, and credit information on here for all to see and sell if they think it’s a joke?

    The attack on Sony is probably not the last, but it doesn’t seem to be taken seriously; “articles” such as this don’t help the cause!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LebaneseSamurai John Malkovich

    NO PSN FOR CANADA SIMPLE !! LET THEM ROTTEN WITH THEIR XBOX3SHITTY …. WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE KNOWN TO MAKE A LIVING BY RIPPING OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LebaneseSamurai John Malkovich

    Too many laws in america, who they think they are treating everyone as enemies .. if you don’t like it then don’t sign in to PSN

 

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