Sony blocks PSN users right to class action lawsuits

New terms of service for Playstation Network will stop class actions against Sony

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Sony blocks PSN users right to class action lawsuits Sony PSN users will no longer be able to take group action to sue the company if it suffers more security breaches.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 18, 2011

Sony is attempting to bar users of its PlayStation Network (PSN) from taking class action lawsuits against the company for security breaches.

The terms and conditions of use of the online gaming service have been amended, so that any dispute with Sony will have to take place on an individual basis. Users have to accept the new terms and conditions when they log on, or else will not be able to use the service.

A class action lawsuit was filed against Sony in the US in April, after security breaches to a number of Sony online services led to 100 million accounts being compromised.

Any users that do not want to lose the right to sue Sony have to contact Sony's US headquarters in writing within the next 30 days.

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