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Spirit Airlines Sued Over Use of Browser Tracking Software

Dec. 9, 2022, 7:10 PM

Spirit Airlines Inc. tracked and recorded users’ interactions with its website in violation of the Maryland Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, a new proposed federal class action said.

Frances Curd alleged that Spirit contracted with third-party vendors to embed snippets of code on the Spirit website, allowing it to intercept, record, and recreate users’ electronic communications with the site, according to a complaint filed Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Maryland.

The lawsuit is the latest in a recent surge of litigation under state wiretap laws challenging the use of “session-replay” software to track users’ online ...