Jun 172011
 June 17, 2011  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Lisa Thompson reports:

A federal judge in Erie has ruled that the shutdown of tracking software installed on computers sold by some Aaron’s rental stores, the subject of a class-action lawsuit, would be premature.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter has filed a report and recommendation after Crystal and Brian Byrd requested a preliminary injunction to disable the “detective” mode of the software — PC Rental Agent — because it could violate the privacy of unwitting customers. The software is sold by a North East company, DesignerWare.

Read more on: GoErie.com.

Gee, it seems like only weeks ago that Aaron’s was vigorously denying its stores even used that software. Later it would explain that the store being sued was an independently owned and operated franchisee.

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