Lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit against Google over its ‘Google Glass’ wearable technology.
The suit claims the company has failed to warn users that it was not authorized to sell the device, and that Google has violated the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure.
“Google Glass infringes on plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, association, assembly, and petition,” lawyers for the plaintiffs wrote in a filing with the U,S.
District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday.
“By denying Google Glass users any information about the product or its specifications, Google failed to take steps to warn Google Glass’s users that Google Glass infringed on their First Amendment right to free speech, to assemble, and to petition for redress of grievances,” they said.
Google declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Glass’ $1,000 price tag is one of the highest in the wearable market.
The device has the ability to be worn over the glasses, and can detect and recognize objects and other users’ location, as well as share video of itself to its own camera.
It is marketed as a way to share data with friends and family, but the technology has attracted a growing number of lawsuits, including one by an Arizona man who sued the tech giant in 2012 after it allegedly stole his business and his identity.
The lawsuit claims the Glass company has violated several consumer privacy laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which prohibits the copying and distribution of copyrighted materials.
The law is designed to prevent companies from using its terms and conditions to block customers from accessing certain content.