Game Over For Data Retention Suit Against Sony

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge tossed a proposed class action Friday accusing two Sony Corp. units of illegally storing and sharing customers' movie and video game purchase and rental histories, saying their retention of the data does not violate federal law.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton granted a dismissal motion from Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC as to the single claim brought by plaintiff Daniel Rodriguez, for violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

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