World of Warcraft Co. Faces Privacy Suit Over Tracking Code

By Lauren Berg (November 23, 2020, 11:10 PM EST) -- Blizzard Entertainment Inc. has been spying on World of Warcraft players' mouse clicks and keystrokes in violation of California privacy law with the help of a tracking code supplied by Mouseflow Inc., according to a class action filed Friday in California federal court, the second such suit filed last week.

Blizzard Entertainment has essentially been wiretapping the electronic communications of visitors to its World of Warcraft website, a massively multiplayer role-playing game, using a JavaScript code that secretly observes and records players' keystrokes, mouse clicks and the entry of personally identifiable information in real time, according to the complaint filed by...

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