“At Standard Innovation we take customer privacy and data security seriously,” a spokesman,

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“At Standard Innovation we take customer privacy and data security seriously,” a spokesman,
Denny Alexander, said in an email on Tuesday, calling the settlement “fair and reasonable.”
In September, he said, “we responded rapidly to concerns about app privacy and security.
We enhanced our privacy notice, increased app security, provided customers more choice in the data they share,
and we continue to work with leading privacy and security experts to improve the app.”
This latest class action reflects growing concerns over internet-connected “smart” products in the home that can get, well, too smart.
“Standard Innovation collected individual-level usage information – often tied to users’ personally identifiable addresses,” they said, adding
that the firm “breached its customers’ trust, devalued their purchases” and “ violated federal and state law in the process.”
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That, at least, was a claim made by two plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago against Standard Innovation, a Canadian manufacturer of “smart” vibrators
that allow users to remotely “turn on your lover” via a Bluetooth connection.
Last month, German regulators announced that they were banning sales of Cayla, a doll made by U. S.-based Genesis Toys,
because they said hackers could use it to steal personal data by recording private conversations over an insecure Bluetooth connection.

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