Class Action Lawsuit Filed in PSN Data Compromise

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in PSN Data Compromise

by April 27, 2011

“Sony’s breach of its customers’ trust is staggering”

We are covering the largest of what will be the first of many lawsuits to be filed against Sony in the wake of last week’s compromise of the Playstation Network.  Gamasutra reports a class action suit was filed today, headed by the Rothken law firm.

Among other things, the lawsuit accuses Sony of false advertising, unfair business practices, and “failure to maintain adequate computer data security of consumer personal data and financial data.”

In a statement, Rothken co-counsel J.R. Parker points the finger toward Sony for failing to protect the personal data of some 77 million PSN users:

Sony’s breach of its customers’ trust is staggering.  Sony promised its customers that their information would be kept private. One would think that a large multinational corporation like Sony has strong protective measures in place to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, including credit card information. Apparently, Sony doesn’t.

Related, there was no daily update on the situation at the Playstation blog today.  Late yesterday, Sony’s Patrick Seybold clarified the timetable between the breach last week, and when Sony learned users’ data may have been compromised.