April 27, 2011 3:19pm PT by Matthew Belloni
Here Come the PlayStation Security Breach Lawsuits
Well, that was quick. Only a day after news broke that the private information of as many as 70 million users of Sony's PlayStation Network was breached, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed.
The Rothken Law Firm, which specializes in consumer class actions, filed suit against Sony today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Techland blog reports on a press release issued by the firm, which alleges the suit was brought "to learn the full extent of Sony PlayStation Network data security practices and the data loss and to seek a remedy for consumers."
More from the suit:
Sony failed to take reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users which led to the intrusion that caused over 70 million customers the loss of their personal and private information, including customer names, addresses, e-mail addresses, birthdays, PlayStation Network and Qriocity passwords, and user names, as well as online user handles, and possibly credit card related data.
Will this be the first of many class actions stemming from the alleged breach of security?