NaviStone has been named in yet another proposed class action that alleges the online consumer data broker effectively “wiretaps” visitors to a particular e-commerce website. The case is the fourth such lawsuit filed within the last week alleging NaviStone and an e-commerce site—this time co-defendant Quicken Loans Inc.—have violated Title I of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, the “Wiretap Act.”
From the lawsuit:
“On several occasions within the past six months, [the plaintiff] visited Quickenloans.com, but has never procured financial services from Quicken as a result of these visits. During each of the plaintiff’s visits Quicken wiretapped his electronic communications with the website, disclosed the intercepted data to NaviStone in real time, and used the intercepted data to attempt to learn his identity, postal address, and other [personally identifiable information].”
Our coverage of similar cases filed against NaviStone can be read below.