Bose said in a public statement on Friday that the allegations in a lawsuit brought forth in Chicago are not true, and that they plan to fight the suit. Bose went on to call the allegations in question “inflammatory” and “misleading”, and that the company is continuing its 50 year history of fighting for and maintaining users’ trust. Bose claimed that the functionality of the Bose Connect app does not include any sort of wiretapping, Bose never uses any information that they collect to personally identify their users, and that Bose does not sell any customer information to third parties, anonymously or otherwise.
As a reminder, this lawsuit could potentially affect anybody who currently owns a Bose product that’s linked to the Bose Connect app, or has owned one in the past and used the app. Those products include, but are certainly not limited to, Bose’s QuietComfort, Quietcontrol, SoundLink, and SoundSport families of headphones and speakers. The lawsuit against Bose is still between Zak, Edelson’s law offices, and Bose for now. It’s not formally a class action suit at the moment, but if enough potentially affected Bose customers decide to back the suit, it could become one.