A Connecticut attorney is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a little-known California software company accused of embedding software in smartphones that monitors and shares personal information without a users’ consent.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Hartford Tuesday alleges that Carrier IQ, Inc., Samsung Electronics America Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America LLC, violated the Federal Wiretap Act by collecting personal information from more than 130 million users without giving them an opportunity to opt-out.
It’s the 13th class action lawsuit filed against the defendants since the beginning of the month. Six class actions have been filed in California, two in Boston, and one each in Miami, St. Louis, Chicago, and Beaumont, Texas, according to Courthouse News Service.
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