Home Depot Harvests Website Visitors' Data, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 4:07 PM EST) -- A Missouri woman is accusing Home Depot USA Inc. and a subsidiary of illegally tracking the Internet activities of visitors to its company website and providing their personal information to third parties, according to a putative class action removed to Missouri federal court Wednesday.

Named plaintiff Amanda Bahr claims Home Depot violated Missouri state law by accessing audiovisual software on her computer and compiling information about her web browsing without receiving permission. The company used the data to build a detailed file on website visitors that...
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