Recommended Reading: $17 Million Settlement in US Privacy Suit
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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.
Deana Uhl is a Senior Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Houston. Ms. Uhl provides consulting to corporate clients, with a focus on designing, implementing and enabling change management for information governance, data privacy, data security and e-discovery programs. Ms. Uhl has particular expertise in advising oil and gas companies on the processes and technology to effectively address legal and regulatory matters and improve information quality and life cycle management to support operational excellence.
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