Lowe's Hit With $400M Suit Over Tracking Website Visitors

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Lowe's Home Centers Inc. invaded the privacy of certain Missouri consumers by using tracking technology on its website, and owes them more than $400 million in computer repair and software costs, according to a class action removed Thursday to Missouri federal court.

The hardware store giant employed Flash local shared objects, a form of browser cookies, to track Internet histories and activities to profit from harvesting private information, to share that information with other parties, and to get around individual privacy settings, according to the complaint....
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Wood v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.


Case Number

4:13-cv-00584

Court

Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other

Judge

Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr

Date Filed

March 28, 2013

Law Firms

Companies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.