S. Korea Fines Apple For Tracing IPhone Locations

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. was reportedly fined 3 million won ($2,800) by the South Korean communications regulator on Wednesday for allegedly tracking the location of iPhone users.

The fine is Apple's first for alleged privacy infringement, according to Yonhap News.

The Korea Communications Commission found that Apple Korea had violated its customers' privacy by collecting and storing iPhone users' location data, even when the phone's location systems were disabled, Yonhap reported. The commission also found that the stored data was not encrypted and therefore more vulnerable.

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