Vizio Sued Over Smart TV Privacy and Security Flaws

Smart TV manufacturer Vizio found itself in hot water for privacy and security issues after it was revealed their Smart TVs were collecting and sharing user data with third parties on a massive scale. Compounding this was a report by Avast researchers that revealed vulnerabilities in Vizio’s Smart TVs making the data accessible to hackers. These revelations resulted in two class action lawsuits claiming the company had insufficiently protected data, misled consumers, and failed to obtain consent for data collection. Harming Vizio's reputation as a dependable TV manufacturer, these privacy and security missteps guaranteed the company would stay “in the news for all the wrong reasons.”

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