SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) –
An NBA team's mobile app records users' conversations without their consent and violates its users' privacy, a New York woman alleges.
Latisha Satchell filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Sonic Notify Inc., doing business as Signal360; Yinzcam Inc.; and Golden State Warriors LLC alleging violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
The suit revolves around a mobile app for fans of the Golden
State Warriors basketball team. The suit states that the app was developed by Yinzcam and provides
scores, team news, and other relevant information. The app also contains beacon
technology developed by Signal360, according to the suit. This technology allegedly tracks customer’s
interactions with advertisements. The app also allegedly turns on the phone’s built-in
microphone whenever the app is running without asking the users for their
Satchell alleges that since the app turns on the phone’s
microphone feature, it listens in to private conversations she doesn’t want any
individuals knowing about. The plaintiff alleges this violates the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act and is seeking statutory damages, punitive damages,
injunctive relief, litigation expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, and
appropriate relief as equity and justice may require.
The plaintiff is represented by Stewart R. Pollock of
Edelson PC in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California,
San Francisco Division Case Number 3:16-cv-04961-EDL