Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Class Action

Easy Healthcare Corporation offers a “Premom” app for women to download to their Android devices. Premom is intended to help women who are trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Easy shares their personal and location information “with at least three known Chinese third-party data collection entities.” The complaint alleges this is a breach of Premom’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policies and a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

The class for this action is all persons in the US who downloaded the Premom app on their Android devices.

Easy provides home and workplace healthcare products online. It offers devices, like thermometers and oximeters, and tests, including pregnancy and drug tests.

The free Premom app works as an ovulation tracker, period calendar, and fertility aid. The complaint quotes its website as saying, “Premom is dedicated to helping women get pregnant sooner and naturally. As a unique and innovative ovulation prediction app, Premom is a simple, effective and affordable solution for all trying[-]to[-]conceive women.” Premom has been downloaded on over half a million Android devices.

Plaintiff Jena Hecker also downloaded Premom and began using it. The complaint says that when Hecker downloaded the app, she and Easy entered into the Terms of Service Agreement (TSA) that Easy provided for the app. The TSA links to Easy’s Privacy Policy.

The agreement, as quoted in the complaint, says that Easy “is committed to safeguarding any personal information that may be collected through our site or mobile application and to ensuring that you are fully informed as to how your personal information will be used.”

The complaint reviews details of the privacy policy and its specifics on use of information. It quotes Easy as saying, “We will not use your personal information for any purposes, other than those outlined in this Privacy Policy … unless we have your consent” and “We will not share or sell your Personal Data to advertising platforms, data brokers, or information resellers.”

However, according to the complaint Hecker learned that her information was being shared with three Chinese companies:

  • Jiguang or Aurora Mobile, Ltd., which the complaint says “provide[s] its clients with user activity analysis, precision marketing, financial risk control and location-based analysis.”
  • Umeng, which the complaint calls “the leading provider of mobile app analytics in China.
  • UMSNS, which the complaint calls “a China[-]based data collection firm.”

The complaint alleges, “These entities store all the Premom app users’ data set fotth herein on servers located in China. Under Chinese law, all of this data is accessible by the People’s Republic of China, and in turn the Communist Party of China.” It further alleges that Easy did this in exchange for “remuneration”—presumably money.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Privacy

Most Recent Case Event

Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Complaint

January 25, 2021

Easy Healthcare Corporation offers a “Premom” app for women to download to their Android devices. Premom is intended to help women who are trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Easy shares their personal and location information “with at least three known Chinese third-party data collection entities.” The complaint alleges this is a breach of Premom’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policies and a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Complaint

Case Event History

Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Complaint

January 25, 2021

Easy Healthcare Corporation offers a “Premom” app for women to download to their Android devices. Premom is intended to help women who are trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Easy shares their personal and location information “with at least three known Chinese third-party data collection entities.” The complaint alleges this is a breach of Premom’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policies and a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Complaint
Tags: Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties, Using Your Private Information Without Consent, Your Privacy