Class-Action Suit Filed Over Tracking
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.April 6, 2012
Top Class Actions reports on a federal suit claiming social network Path's mobile app "spies on consumers; gathers sensitive data such as their exact location, photos and videos; tracks their mobile browsing activity and more, and then stores this information" in an insecure manner. The class-action lawsuit, filed at the end of March, comes in the wake of Path's apology in February after it was discovered that its software automatically uploaded address books without users' consent. The suit alleges that Path accessed the information "knowingly, and with the intent to obtain data" and seeks an injunction as well as damages and restitution. Meanwhile, COMPUTERWORLD reports on Path's upgrade of its app security.