Maker of connected vibrator agrees to destroy sensitive user data

A sex toy company has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by women who alleged that its connected vibrators collected “highly sensitive” personal information without their consent. As part of the settlement, Ottawa-based Standard Innovation agreed to destroy the information it had already collected through its app-connected We-Vibe vibrator and to stop collecting such data in the future, The National Post reports. The company also agreed to pay 4 million Canadian dollars ($ 2.97 million) and did not admit to any wrongdoing.

The lawsuit was filed by two anonymous women last year, after two New Zealand hackers showed that the web-connected We-Vibe 4 Plus sent personal information to Standard Innovation’s servers whenever the sex toy was in…

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