LG admits collecting customer data


SEOUL: South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Friday it would make correct a “bug” on some of its smart TVs, after admitting they send information about viewers back to the company without their permission.

The world’s second-largest TV maker launched an investigation after UK-based IT consultant Jason Huntley raised the issue in a blog.

He said that LG continued to collect information on which channel he was watching even after he turned off the data collection feature.

“We have found some of our smart TVs continue to transmit viewing information even when the function is turned off by the viewer,” a spokesman said.

“We are preparing a firmware update to roll out soon that will correct this bug,” the spokesman added.



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