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We-Vibe Smart Dildo Privacy Infringement Settlement

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Think what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom is just that - private? In the case of We-Vibe, think again...

It's was a tale for the ages: A woman bought a vibrator in early 2016, used it, and discovered the company that built it was tracking just what she was doing with it and how often.

And yes, she sued!

In a class-action lawsuit representing what the Chicago Tribune reported as tens of thousands of users, the Illinois woman marched her smart dildo to Chicago to sue sex-toy company Standard Innovation. She accused the company of consumer fraud, unjust enrichment, intrusion upon seclusion, and violating the Federal Wiretap Act and the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute.

In March, Standard Innovation has settled for $3.75 Million in this privacy infringement lawsuit involving the smart dildo, We-Vibe and the associated App.

An estimated 300,000 smart dildo vibrators were sold nationwide.

Two settlement fund pools will be set up:

  1. A $3 million pot for users of the app affected by its data retrieving activities
  2. A $750,000 pool for purchasers of the actual vibrator.

The Purchaser Class includes all persons in the U.S. who before Sept. 26, 2016, bought any of the following Bluetooth-enabled We-Vibe products:

  • We-Vibe Classic
  • We-Vibe 4 Plus
  • We-Vibe 4 Plus App Only
  • Rave by We-Vibe
  • Nova by We-Vibe

The App Class includes all persons in the U.S. who before Sept. 26, 2016, downloaded the We-Connect app and used it to control any of the We-Vibe products listed above.

Potential Award: Purchaser Class Members who submit a valid claim will receive a share of the settlement fund of up to $199. App Class Members with a valid claim will receive a share of up to $10,000.

Deadline to File a Claim:  7/20/17

 

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