There have been many, many hacks of retailers’ computer systems, exposing millions of consumer records.
Facebook first apparently collaborated with the Obama campaign to use consumers’ private details, and then a scandal erupted when a consulting company accessed the same or similar information during the 2016 election.
It’s no secret that cell phone companies can track your location at any given point.
And then there’s the government, tracking and recording cell phone data, and more.
Now there’s a lawsuit that accuses a weather information company of doing the same thing – even if consumers specifically opted out of the tracking function.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center explains it sued AccuWeather International, “alleging that the company engaged in unlawful and deceptive practices in tracking consumers’ locations.”
The organization said it alleges AccuWeather tracks the locations of consumers who “expressly opted out of location tracking” on the company’s smart phone software.