Cellphone privacy fight – Two file suit over Carrier IQ’s personal data collection

by Brendan Lynch, Boston Herald, 12/7/2011

“A pair of Massachusetts smartphone users have filed separate suits against mobile-phone data tracker Carrier IQ, which drew strong criticism last week from privacy advocates.

… filed a class action lawsuit against Carrier IQ and phone-maker HTC after reading about the controversy over Carrier IQ’s alleged collection of location, app usage and even keystrokes from Android smartphones and older iPhones….

Under the Federal Wiretap Act, each plaintiff can seek damages of $100 per day for the length of the violation, up to $10,000.”  Read the rest of the story here.

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