PSN gamers won’t be able to collectively sue Sony over future security breaches
Japan-based entertainment giant Sony has asked gamers to sing new terms & conditions or face ban from the PlayStation Network.
Sony recently made changes in its gaming policy to put a ban on gamers' right to file class-action lawsuits against the company.
A few months ago, Sony was slapped with a number of class-action lawsuits after PSN security was hacked and thousands of PSN members lost their personal details, including names, addresses and other sensitive information.
But, the company now has added new clauses, called "Binding Individual Arbitration," to its policy that state that gamers will have to try to settle any legal issues with a negotiator chosen by the company, before going to a court.
The new clauses state that "Any Dispute Resolution Proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, consolidated, representative or private attorney general action."
Thus, anybody signing new terms & conditions, will not be able to join any class-action lawsuits against the company in case any security breach occurs in future.
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