Sony Can’t Hide Behind Clapper, Data Breach Plaintiffs Say
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 5:13 PM ET) -- Plaintiffs in a proposed class action over a massive Sony Corp. data breach on Wednesday urged a California federal court to leave their case intact despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Clapper ruling, which could limit suits by individuals who can’t prove their data was used.
The dispute goes back to April 2011, when Sony discovered that hackers had broken into its network and obtained PlayStation Network and Qriocity user data for as many as 31 million users, including credit and debit card information. Following the...