Sony Faces Action Over Movie, Video Game Records

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 6:32 PM EST) -- Two Sony Corp. units are facing a potential class action by a New York man who alleged Wednesday that the companies are illegally holding onto millions of customers’ movie and video game purchase and rental histories and using them in marketing.

In an amended complaint filed in California federal court, plaintiff Daniel Rodriguez accuses Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC of systematically violating federal privacy law by retaining customers’ personal information and using it without their permission.

The California-based Sony units...
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