Tuesday, February 27

Sex toy company which spied on customers bedroom habits to pay £2.4m in compensation



A sex toy manufacturer has been ordered to pay out £2.4 million in compensation after it spied on its customers.

The makers of the We-Vibe 4 Plus sex toy must pay each customer up to £6,120 each after it used the £115 remote-controlled gadget to track peoples bedroom habits.

The devices gathered information on temperature changes, the settings that customers chose and also peoples email addresses.

The toy is designed for people in long-distance relationships with couples able to control the device even when they’re in the next city.

But Standard Innovation, the Canadian company which makes the toy, was sued after couples discovered their details were being sent back to the company without their permission, the Mail Online reported.

The company will pay out £2.4 million, including more than £6,000 for each customer who bought the We-Vibe 4 Plus and downloaded the app which accompanies it before September 26 last year.

Anyone who bought the toy without using the app can claim £120.

The company have since said they made changes to provide customers with more choice to what information they shared.

In a statement they told the Mail Online: We have enhanced our privacy notice, increased app security and we continue to work with leading privacy and security experts to enhance the app.

The Standard has contacted Standard Innovation for further comment.