The suit was announced on Monday by the Toronto law firm of McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP on behalf of 21-year old Mississauga, Ontario resident Natasha Maksimovic, with Sony Canada, Sony USA, and “other Sony entities” being named as defendants in a C$1B dollar suit.
“If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?” an outraged Maksimovic accused in a statement. “It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users.”
The class action proposes that the money be used to pay for “costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years.” The suit fails to mention whether the money applies to the worldwide population of 78 million PSN users or just the one million residing in Canada.
PlayStation Network is due to be partially restored this week, to allow online gameplay and PSN store purchases, among other things.