Jeremy Kirk reports:
Delta Air Lines is being sued for allegedly hacking the e-mail account of a passenger rights advocate supporting legislation that would allow access to food, water and toilets during long delays on the tarmac.
Kathleen Hanni, executive director of Flyersrights.org, alleges Delta obtained sensitive e-mails and files and used the material in an attempt to derail the “Airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights of 2009,” of which four versions are pending before Congress.
The suit was filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and seeks a minimum of $11 million in damages.
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