France Opens Apple Investigation Over IPhone Tracking

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT) -- France's privacy protection agency was reported Wednesday to be investigating Apple Inc. for allegedly tracking and storing the locations of iPhone users.

According to Agence France-Presse, the French regulator opened an investigation after two British researchers found in April that iPhones were storing their users' location data for months, even when the phones' location services were turned off.

The news of the investigation came the same day South Korea's communications regulator announced that it had fined Apple $2,800 over the same issue. It was the first...
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