Alberta lawsuit says Pokemon players are invading privacy

A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Albertan woman against California-based Niantic Inc., the creator of Pokemon Go, saying she's suffering from an invasion of privacy.

Barbra-Lyn Schaeffer said Wednesday that she's been inundated by Pokemon Go players at her home 160 kilometers (99 miles) northeast of Calgary ever since it became the site of a Pokemon gym, where players can duel it out.

She says that people have been trying to crawl over her fence into the grounds of her home.

The lawsuit has been filed in Calgary and has not been certified by the courts, which determines whether it can proceed.

The game sends players into the real world to search for digital monsters known as Pokemon, which appear on their smartphones screen.