Alberta Class-Action Lawsuit Calls Pokemon Go an Invasion of Privacy


A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed against the creator of Pokemon Go on behalf of a property owner who claims her privacy has been invaded. The lawsuit on behalf of Barbra-Lyn Schaeffer has been filed in Calgary and has not been certified by the courts.

Schaeffer says that her and her husband have been overwhelmed by Pokemon Go players at their home in the hamlet of Torrington, 160 kilometres northeast of Calgary. She says she has no idea why her home is the site of a Pokemon gym and she doesn’t like it.


Schaeffer raises dogs and says they are unhappy about the unwelcome guests, especially at night. She says she asked Niantic, the creator of the game, to remove her residence as a so-called Pokestop but received only an automatic reply from the company. Schaeffer says she launched the lawsuit out of frustration and just wants her privacy back.

[via CBC]