Smart TV Owners File Consolidated Privacy Complaint Over Vizio’s Data Collection

(August 22, 2016, 10:14 AM EDT) -- SANTA ANA, Calif. — Four months after lawsuits against Vizio Inc. were consolidated in California federal court, a group of lead plaintiffs filed a consolidated putative class complaint against the television manufacturer on Aug. 15, alleging federal and state privacy violations from the firm’s collection and sharing of their viewing habits via software installed on Vizio Smart TVs (In Re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, No. 8:16-ml-02693, C.D. Calif.).

(Consolidated complaint available. Document #97-160825-021C.)

In November 2015, consumers began filing lawsuits in multiple federal courts accusing...
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