Originally Posted by republicano
sony can be responsible for negligence but its the users choice to agree on the terms of the contract, its for free and users didnt have to give any consideration in return,so you cant blame sony, they were hacked, they didnt give out the information voluntarily.
if it was free, you would never have given your details would you?
the psn free service is fine but as a retailer they failed on their responsibilities. do you sign a contract when you buy anything in a shop? what would you say if they copied every detail on your card (including the 3 digit security code that they have no right/need to ever see) and then wrote it in a book in an unlocked case?
they had a legal
obligation to ensure safety of private data.
they did not encrypt it, WHY?
they stored the 3 digit security code, WHY?
they stored it in plain text, WHY?
when you "deleted" billing info they did not remove it, WHY?
there is no excuse for this. they also knew about the vulnerability and did nothing to prevent it. they spent too much tyime and resources trying to silence the people that would uncover their incompetence.
where in the contract (what contract?) does it say they will do nothing to secure your data and you are at risk because of this? legally you need to be informed of any risks involved.