Consumers Say ComScore Illegally Tracks, Shares Info

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Online data research company comScore Inc. was hit with a putative class action in Illinois on Tuesday claiming it collects personal information from consumers' computers that it sells to well-known media outlets without the users' knowledge or consent.

Illinois resident Mike Harris and California resident Jeff Dunstan claim the company's software often comes attached to other applications that the user actively downloads, but does not inform the consumer that comScore's surveillance program is also being installed.

The software is allegedly designed to track and record computer...
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