High-Tech Sex Toy Maker Sued for Collecting, Transmitting ‘Sensitive’ Information

A Canadian maker of premium sex toys is being sued by a women who says their smartphone-enabled vibrators secretly collect and transmit sensitive information.

The Chicago woman’s class-action lawsuit against Standard Innovation over its We-Vibe product, which can be remote-controlled by a smartphone app.

The suit alleges that the We-Vibe records specific data, including the length of use, settings, and temperature of the device. The app also allows partners to exchange text messages and video chats.

Standard Innovation responded by taking there has been “no allegation that any of our customers’ data has been compromised,” adding that “our customers’ data is of utmost importance to our company.” The company says it is conducting a review of its data practices.