Another tech company faces a privacy lawsuit as a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in the Eastern Division of the Northern District of Illinois. The suit alleges that Bose, through its Bose Connect app, spies on its users and sells their information about their listening habits without permission. The main plaintiff states that after purchasing, he registered his headphones by giving Bose his name, e-mail address and the headphone serial number. He also downloaded the Bose Connect app, which Bose says adds functions to the headphones, such as customizing the level of noise cancellation.
Bose has stated that the information is not sold or collected to identify its users.