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Canada Wants $1 Billion From Sony

by Matt Miller on May 04, 2011 at 06:50 AM

A Canadian law firm is proposing a class action suit that would have Sony pay for credit monitoring and fraud protection for two full years.

It's been a challenging week for anyone working at Sony. The latest potential action being taken against the company emerges out of Canada, where Ontario resident Natasha Maksimovic is the representative plaintiff in a potential class action lawsuit demanding $1 billion for Canadian citizens who may be affected by the recent data breach. Toronto law firm McPhadden Samac Tuovi is filing the claim against Sony Japan, Sony USA, Sony Canada, and other Sony entities. Sony has 20 days to respond in its defense.

In what might be one of the most inadvertently amusing lines in recent months, Maksimovic had the following to say in a press release yesterday: "If you can't trust a huge multinational corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?"

Who indeed?

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[via Joystiq]