The company this week released an updated agreement, which removes the ability to file or be part of a class action lawsuit, to all Playstation Network members. All users must agree to the new terms in order to use the online service.
“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 unless you and [Sony] agree to do so in writing,” according to the new agreement.
Users who wish to opt out of class action option can write a letter to the company in order to retain the right to do so.
Consumers have filed class action lawsuits against Sony following a breach of the Playstation Network in which user information may have been compromised.
Sony June 2 fully restored all Playstation Network services, including the Playstation Store and Qriocity divisions in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia.
Full restoration of services include the Playstation Store, in-game commerce, ability to redeem vouchers and codes, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, Vaio, and other PCs, and Media Go functionality.
The company said it has implemented considerable enhancements to the network infrastructure, in addition to testing payment and commerce functionality.
Access to the Playstation Network and Qrocity divisions were crippled in Apr. following an external intrusion that compromised consumer data.