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Suit Seeks $1 Billion in Damages

DATA LOSS—CANADA

May 4, 2011

A $1 billion suit has been launched against Sony Corporation and its PlayStation and Qriocity networks for alleged negligence associated with the company's recent data breaches, the Toronto Star reports. The suit was filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and seeks class-action status. The plaintiff, a 21-year-old college student and self-described loyal Sony customer, said in a statement that she was disappointed. "If you can't trust a huge multinational corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?" she asked. The complaint alleges that Sony "failed to adequately safeguard certain personal information, financial data and usage data" and that it delayed notifications to affected and interested parties.
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