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Lawsuit Regarding Location Data Collection Filed Against Apple in South Korea

Posted By maxim On August 17, 2011 @ 10:42 pm In All,Financial | No Comments

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Last month it was reported that a South Korean court ordered Apple [2] to pay out compensation of one million won (about $946 at that time [3]) to an iPhone [4] user in a legal argument regarding collection of location data. Then it became known that the plaintiff’s lawyers were preparing to file a class-action lawsuit to obtain compensations for other [5] user who claimed to have been harmed by the Apple’s collection.

According to Bloomberg’s report [6], that lawsuit has already been filed with some 27.000 persons signed on to the lawsuit and each wants to get one million won ($930) in compensation. The group of users sued the company in a court of Changwon where the law firm is situated and charged Apple with violating their privacy by allowing the device to collect location data.

Also the report [7] wrote that besides earlier court decision against Apple, earlier this month the company was also judged to pay out 3 million won to the Korea Communications Commission over the same violation. The court also ordered Apple to encrypt any location data collected.

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