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Daily Dashboard | Wyoming Supreme Court: Users can sue rent-to-own company for privacy invasion Related reading: CNIL levies $57M fine on Google for GDPR violations


The Wyoming Supreme Court has decided that three state residents can sue a rent-to-own company for an invasion of their privacy, The Casper Star Tribune reports. In the decision, Justice William U. Hill wrote, “Given our state’s policy favoring privacy interests and the legislative enactments protecting those interests, we find the tort of intrusion upon seclusion to be well adapted to our circumstances and state of society.” The case, which was previously thrown out, alleges that a rent-to-own company invaded the privacy of three Casper residents after it installed software on laptops which allowed the company to remotely access the computer’s cameras and screen content, as well as log keystrokes. The case will return to circuit court "to be tried on its own merits," the report states. 
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