We-Vibe, the Canadian "smart" sex toy manufacturer, was fined roughly $3 million dollars for tracking data without the users' permission, the Business Insider reported. The money will go to compensate those who bought the We-Vibe smart vibrator.
The compensation comes after a successful class-action lawsuit was brought before the federal court in Illinois.
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Those who bought the We-Vibe 4 Plus and used the app are entitled to claim about $7,500, while those who just bought the device can be reimbursed up to $199.
We-Vibe's parent company, Standard Innovation said in a statement, "At Standard Innovation we take customer privacy and data security seriously. We have enhanced our privacy notice, increased app security, provided customers more choice in the data they share, and we continue to work with leading privacy and security experts to enhance the app. With this settlement, Standard Innovation can continue to focus on making new, innovative products for our customers."
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