Millions of people could be affected by secret tracking software that has been installed in more than 140 million private mobile phones, handsets and smartphones worldwide. Several lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of plaintiffs who claim the defendant companies have violated federal wiretap laws.
The lawsuits name Carrier IQ as a defendant, claiming the company illegally intercepted and recorded private messages against the knowledge of the device owners.
In one lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that Carrier IQ and handset manufacturer HTC secretly installed software that collects every keystroke entered into the device as well as tracks the location.
Another lawsuit accuses the defendants of violating the Federal Wiretap Act, the Stored Electronic Communications Act and the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Companies named in lawsuits so far include Samsung, HTC, Carrier IQ. Others that might be cited include AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
If you are concerned about the tracking software, contact us today. Our consumer fraud lawyers are investigating illegal wiretap claims on behalf of people who have Samsung or HTC phones and can determine if you qualify to file a claim.