Sony Units Get Plug Pulled On Customer Data Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 26, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a class action accusing two Sony Corp. subsidiaries of illegally storing and sharing customers' movie and video game purchase and rental histories, setting the stage for a potential Ninth Circuit battle over the Video Privacy Protection Act.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton dismissed plaintiff Daniel Rodriguez's VPPA claims against Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC. The decision comes after Judge Hamilton ruled in April that the law doesn't provide for a private right...
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