TV maker unlawfully tracked viewing habits – BBC News

TV maker unlawfully tracked viewing habits - BBC News

TV maker unlawfully tracked viewing habits – BBC News

 

TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay out $2.2m in order to settle allegations it unlawfully collected viewing data on its customers.The US Federal Trade Commission said the company’s smart TV technology had captured data on what was being viewed on screen and transmitted it to the firm’s servers.The data was sold to third parties, the FTC said.Vizio has said the data sent could not be matched up to individuals.It wrote: ” [The firm] never paired viewing data with personally identifiable information such as name or contact information, and the Commission did not allege or contend otherwise.”Instead, as the complaint notes, the practices challenged by the government related only to the use of viewing data in the ‘aggregate’ to create summary reports measuring viewing audiences or behaviours.”

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