vizio privacy court case

Your Vizio TV Watching You!

Was Your Vizio TV Watching You

Usually you expect you to watch your TV not your TV to be watching you! Well Vizio just settled a law suit with the Federal Trade Commission for over two million dollars as they were allegedly collecting viewing habits which could then be paired with another companies information about income, sex, maritial status etc.

The software being used is built into about 11 million of their smart tvs. Vizio has now agreed to get users permission before gathering that data. Can’t imagine many will unless the permission is on line 57 page 15 (lol) of the ownership agreement.

Not a great example of a corporate respecting their customers privacy – makes you wonder what other smart TV suppliers do something similar – how the court case will serve as an example