Recent Breaches Result in Dozens of Lawsuits
DATA LOSSMay 13, 2011
The Globe and Mail reports that Sony faces at least 25 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts that stem from recently reported data breaches. The company is being accused of negligence and breach of contract. But, the article points out, plaintiffs' lawyers may find it difficult to establish damages rather than liability in the cases. Meanwhile, Sony is trying to rebuild consumer confidence in its services. One analyst said, "The key point is whether Sony will be able to get consumers to move on after this incident." Sony has announced that it will provide ID theft monitoring and other free services.