A California-based consumer electronics company has agreed to a $17 million settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the company installed data-tracking software on its internet-connected smart TVs without notifying customers, and then profited from the sale of the personally identifiable information to advertisers.
The judge will hold a December hearing on whether to approve the proposed settlement. Read the filing here. As consumers become more educated about the data they share with technology companies and how those companies use the data without their consent, it’s likely we’ll see more litigation and government penalties.
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