Last year was a massive disaster for Sony as Sony‘s PlayStation Network got hacked and resulted in a massive breach of users’ personal information. The situation got worst when the company announced the news after a long delay. So a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony which was finally dismissed this morning by a California judge.
The lawsuit was filed against Sony due to the company’s failure to protect users’ data via industry standards, claiming that this put users at unnecessary risk. Restitution was sought for the inability to access paid services, such as Netflix, for over a month via the PlayStation 3 while the PlayStation Network was down. The suit was filed last June.
Another lawsuit’s is Sony’s terms of service, which state that there is no warranty about the quality, functionality, availability, or performance of Sony’s online services. These snippets of legalese render many of the lawsuit’s arguments inert. Plaintiffs have until November 9th to make amendments to their claims.