On Tuesday, a lawsuit was brought against Bose Corp, alleging the company has been spying on their wireless headphone customers by tracking the music, podcasts and other audio sources.
The lawsuit alleges the company used the Bose Connect app to conduct the spying, and states they violated privacy rights by selling the information without customer permission.
The complaint was brought forth by customer Kyle Zak. “People should be uncomfortable with it,” said Zak’s lawyer Christopher Dore in an interview. “People put headphones on their head because they think it’s private, but they can be giving out information they don’t want to share.”
Zak is seeking millions of dollars in damages for customers of the spyware headphones and speakers. The lawsuit also wants to ban data collection, which violates the federal Wiretap Act.
The federal court location will be held in Chicago, Illinois, so Illinois laws will be considered in the filing against eavesdropping and consumer fraud.
The case designation title is Zak v Bose Corp, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
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