WY recognizes invasion of privacy cause of action from Restatement of Torts for rental company’s tracking software on rented computers
FourthAmendment.com has a follow-up on a case covered a number of times on this site in the past. Long-time readers may remember the Aaron’s Rental case and how Crystal and Brian Byrd sued Aspen Way, as did others, and how the FTC got involved, too. Today’s update comes from a related lawsuit:
Aspen Way leases computers in Wyoming. “The complaints each generally alleged that Aspen Way installed software on Plaintiffs’ leased computers, without Plaintiffs’ knowledge, that enabled Aspen Way to track the leased computers’ locations, remotely activate the computers’ webcams, and capture screen shots and key strokes.” The court follows the Restatement of Torts and finds that the complaint stated a cause of action for invasion of a reasonable expectation of privacy. Howard v. Aspen Way Enters., 2017 WY 152, 2017 Wyo. LEXIS 159 (Dec. 19, 2017).
h/t, Joe Cadillic
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