Consumer Law

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Temu of Spying, Reading Customers’ Private Messages

Temu is one of the most popular shopping apps in the world, but a new lawsuit accuses the Chinese-owned company of spying on its customers.

The Hagens Berman law firm filed an amended class action complaint against Temu on Feb. 16 on behalf of more than a dozen plaintiffs in Massachusetts, California, Illinois, New York, and Virginia. The plaintiffs accuse Temu of “purposefully and intentionally” loading its app with malware and spyware and misleading consumers about how it uses their data.

“[Temu] gains access to ‘literally everything on your phone,’” the complaint said, quoting industry and new reports cited in the court filing. “This is particularly concerning, given that biometric information such as facial characteristics, voiceprints, and fingerprints are immutable characteristics that can be misused by unscrupulous actors.”

Read the source article at Boston 25

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