Tech giant Apple is being sued by two women who allege the company’s AirTags tracking device can be used for malicious and dangerous intent, especially stalking.
The suit was filed on Monday by Lauren Hughes of Travis County, Texas, and an unnamed woman from Kings County, New York, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where Apple’s headquarters are located.
The women point to times they were tracked with the AirTags without their consent. They believe the capability to do this to people unknowingly, on top of Apple’s lack of informing people if they’re being tracked is negligent.
“The benefits of Apple’s AirTag design do not outweigh the risks of the design,” the lawsuit reads.
“Apple’s acts and practices, as detailed further herein, amount to acts of negligence, negligence per se, intrusion-upon-seclusion and. product liability, constitute unjust enrichment and violate California’s constitutional right to privacy,” the lawsuit reads.
According to Apple’s description of AirTags, the product can be a helpful “way to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys. Put another in your backpack. And just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app, where you can also track down your Apple devices and keep up with friends and family.”
The women suggest AirTags’ accuracy with locations is what makes the product so dangerous. It can allow stalkers to follow their victims in real-time.
AirTags can be purchased for about $30.
The lawsuit notes the serious implications of stalking.
“Each year, an estimated 13.5 million people are victims of stalking in the United States, with nearly one in three women and one in six men experiencing stalking at some point in their lifetime,” the lawsuit reads.