Slater and Gordon Lawyers are investigating allegations of unlawful data collection by We-Vibe manufacturer, Standard Innovation and the possibility of a legal action on behalf of those affected in the UK. If you have purchased a We-Vibe product before 26 September 2016, our specialist Group Litigation Solicitors might be able to help you and can be contacted on freephone 0800 916 9015 or you can contact us online and we will call you.
Allegedly, Standard Innovation collected sensitive data relating to customer’s use of the We-Vibe vibrator via a mobile app, paired with the device. According to the US lawsuit, the data collected included times of use, settings, vibrations intensity levels, temperature of the device and more. This data was linked to customers personal email addresses, making it possible to identify the customers.
In the UK, sensitive and personal information must be processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Data relating to an individual’s sexual life is considered sensitive and cannot be collected without the explicit consent of that individual. Consumers that we have spoken to simply had no idea that their use of the device was being monitored and the data captured and maintained. If data has been collected in the way alleged, this would constitute a clear breach of the Data Protection Act.
What is Going to Happen if You Join This Action
- You will be contacted by one of our lawyers to confidentially discuss your potential claim
- We are working on the case investigating the possibility of a legal action on behalf of those affected and will explain to you the up to date progress
- Once we establish how many individuals were affected by the breach and have more information from the people who have contacted us, we will consider the best course of legal action against the Standard Innovation for those affected
- How the case is progressed from this point depends on the number of people who contact us. The structure and funding of any action will depend on the number of people affected. We hope to be able to offer representation to our clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis
If you have purchased a We-Vibe product before 26 September 2016, we may be able to help you and would encourage you to contact our expert Group Litigation Solicitors today on Freephone 0800 916 9015 or contact us online.