Bose Sued For Collecting, Sharing User Data Via Wireless Headphone, Speaker App

(April 20, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — Bose Corp. was hit with a putative eavesdropping class complaint in Illinois federal court April 18, when a customer alleged that the stereo equipment manufacturer has been collecting and sharing, via a smartphone application, records of its customers’ private music and audio selections (Kyle Zak v. Bose Corp., No. 1:17-cv-02928, N.D. Ill.).

(Complaint available.  Document #97-170427-033C.)

Data Collection

In March 2017, Illinois resident Kyle Zak purchased a set of Bose wireless headphones.  Zak downloaded the Bose Connect app onto his smartphone, which allowed him...
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