Class Action Lawsuit: Whirlpool Violated Florida Privacy Law After It Illegally Tracked Users’ Activity On Their Site
Whirlpool Corporation is being accused by a Florida woman for allegedly tracking her activities after she visited the company’s website, violating the state’s privacy laws.
According to Mariana Cardoso, the plaintiff in the Whirlpool Privacy Class Action Lawsuit, Whirlpool has violated Florida’s Security of Communications Act.
Cardoso accused Whirlpool of tracking all of her activity when she visited their official site six times – with October last year being the latest visit she has done.
Additionally, she said that Whirlpool has used a piece of software in order to record her six website visit sessions.
She alleged that some of the activities that were closely monitored include mouse movements and clicks, pages and content viewed on the site, and information provided into the website.
She contends that she never consented to hand over permission to Whirlpool to monitor her every movement when she visited the company’s official site.
The company’s actions are illegal and transgress the protections provided by the Florida Security of Communications Act.
The law aims to punish entities who “intercept, endeavor to intercept, or procure any other person to intercept or endeavor to intercept any electronic communication.”
Entities are also not allowed to use the illegally obtained information through the interception of a wire for any given purpose.
The class action lawsuit argues that an unknown number of Floridians were affected by Whirlpool’s monitoring tactics, and its has listed Florida residents who have visited Whirlpool’s website and whose actions were monitored and tracked by the company during their site visit.
Cardoso is proposing a monetary compensation check of at least $100 per day of alleged violations, or $1,000 for each certified Class Member, whichever is higher.
About the company
Whirlpool Corporation, or simply referred to as Whirlpool in this feature, is a company that makes home appliances based in Benton Charter Township, Michigan.
Founded in late 1911, the company has an annual recorded revenue of $21.25 billion last 2017. The company is headed by its top executive Marc Bitzer since late 2017.
Editor’s Note on Whirlpool Privacy Class Action Lawsuit 2021:
This feature aims to inform you of the latest proposed class action lawsuit filed against Whirlpool after it allegedly illegally monitored users’ site activity without prior permission.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): Cardoso v. Whirlpool Corporation, Case No. CACE21004989
Jurisdiction: Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Products/Services Involved: Whirlpool’s Official Website
Allegation(s): Whirlpool illegally tracked users via software while using their official website.
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