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PlayStation Hack Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted on October 23, 2012 AT 05:24am

A federal judge has dismissed the charges brought against Sony as part of a class action lawsuit following last year’s PlayStation Network breach which saw the network taken offline for weeks and the loss of user’s personal information.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia dismissed all charges brought against the company, according to Courthouse News. Battaglia also cleared Sony of any violations of California consumer protection laws “because none of the named plaintiffs subscribed to premium PSN services, and thus received the PSN services free of cost.”

Finally a bailment charge was also dismissed because the “plaintiffs freely admit, plaintiffs’ personal information was stolen as a result of a criminal intrusion of Sony’s Network. Plaintiffs do not allege that Sony was in any way involved with the Data Breach.”

As well as this Sony was also cleared of misrepresenting the quality of its protection as all users agreed to Sony Privacy Policy which clearly states that the firm’s security is not perfect.

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