Activision Wants Gamers' Data Protection Case Junked

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 1:18 PM EST) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. asked a California federal court Friday to toss a putative class action accusing the video game maker of failing to provide minimal data security protection without the purchase of additional products, arguing that Activision has not harmed the plaintiffs.

Activision and its subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment Inc., which produces the popular “World of Warcraft” and “StarCraft” series, say that named plaintiffs Benjamin Bell and Christopher Spellman only reference criminal attacks by outside hackers rather than by the companies themselves. Without any evidence of theft...
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